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Journal of the Seventh Convention. 

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JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Seventh Convention 



OF THE 



l^rotestant (S^ptsco^pal €l)urcfj, 



IN THE 



DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND, 



HELD IN 



^i)e Cturrt of i\st l^oli) ^tnut|)> ISvooiilsn, 



May 19/A fcf 20M, 



187+. 



BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

PUBLISHED BY THE CONVENTION 

1874. 



ivd * Msy Statkwery M'% awl Pnabag Co.. 
No. 89 Liberty Scicct. New York. 



CLERGY 



OF THE 



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Maf 19///, 1874. 



The Right Rev. Abram Newkh<k Littlejohn, D. D., 

Bishop. 



The Rev, Benjamin H. Abbott, Rector of Grace Church, Whitestone, 
Queens County. 

The Rev. William S. Adamson, Deacon, Minister in Charge of St. 
Thomas' Church, Ravenswood, Queens County. 

The Rev. John A. Aspinwall, Rector of Christ Church, Bay Ridge, 
Kings County. 

The Rev. Charles H. Babcocic, Rector of St. George's Church, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. John G. Bacchus, Rector of the Church of the Reformation, 
Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector of the Church of the Messiah, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Lucius W. Bancroft, D. D., Rector of Christ Church, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector of St. John's Church, Huntington, 
Suffolk County. 

The Rev. Henry M. Beare, Rector of Zion Church, Little Neck, 
Queens County. P. O. Flushing. 

The Rev. George Stephen Bennitt, Deacon, Assistant Minbter of St. 
Peter's Church, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

* The Rev. Beverley R. Betts, Librarian of Columbia College, New 
York. 

The Rev. Charles H. Buby, Rector of All Saints' Church, Brooklyn, 
Kings County. 



6 Diocese of Long Island, 

The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector of the Church of Our Saviour, 

Brooklyn, Kings County. 
The Rev. James W. Bradin, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn, 

Kings County. 

* The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Rector of the Church of the Holy 

Trinity, Grecnport, and St. Mary's, Shelter Island, Suffolk 
County. 

* The Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Wm. M. Carmichael, D. D., Assistant Minister of Trinity 
Church, Rockaway, Queens County, and Librarian of the Naval 
Lyceum, Brooklyn. 

* The Rev. Frederick B. Carter, Deacon, Minister in Charge of Christ 

Church, West Islip, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. Wm. S. Chadwell, Rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn, E. D., 
Kings County. 

The Rev. Southard Compton, D. D., New York. 

The Rev. Thomas Cook, Head of the Associate Mission of Suffolk and 
Queens Counties. P. O. Riverhead, Suffolk County. 

* The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 

Astoria, Qurens County. 

* The Rev. J. F. Delaplaine Cornell, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

* The Rev. Thomas F. Cornell, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Henry B. Cornwell, Rector of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

* The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D., Rector of St. James' Church, Newtown, 

and St. Paul's, Woodside, Queens County. 

The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D. D., Rector of St. Luke's Church, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

♦The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D. D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Richard B. Duane, D. D., Secretary of the Board of Foreign 
Missions, New York. 

The Rev. Edward F. Edwards, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. Caleb B. Ellsworth, Rector of St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth, 
Queens County. 

The Rev. Joseph LElsegood, Rector of Trinity Church, East New York, 
Kings County. 

The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Minister in Charge of St. Paul's Chapel, 
College Point, Queens County. 

The Rev. William T. Fitch, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn, 
Kings County. 

The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, Minister of St. Luke's Church, East- 
Hampton, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D., Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Brooklyn^ Kings County. 



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List of the Clergy. 7 

* The Rev. Robert W. Harris, D. D., Rector of St. George's Church, 

Astoria, Queens County. 

* The Rev, Samuel M. Haskins, D. D., Rector of St. Mark's Church, 

Brooklyn, E. D., Kings County. 

* The Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, Rector of the Church of the Ascension, 

Brooklyn, E. D., Kings County. P. O. Greenpoint. 

The Rev. John C. Hewlett, \linister in Charge of St. John's Church, 
Islip, and St. Mark's, Youngport, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. James E. Homans, Rector of Christ Church, Manhasset, 
Queens County. 

The Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rector of St. James' ChuFch, Brooklyn, 
Kings County. 

*The Rev. Henry E. Hovey, Rector of St. Barnabas' Church, Brooklyn, 
Kings County. 

The Rev. Robert T. Howard, Minister of St. John's Church, Cold 
Spring Harbor, Queens County. 

The Rev. Benjamin S. Huntington, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

* The Rev. Richard G. Hutton, Rector of Christ Church, Oyster Bay, 

Queens County. 

The Rev. William Hyde, Rector of the Church of the Atonement, 
Brooklyn, Kings County. 

* The Rev. Daniel V. M, Johnson, D. D., Rector of St. Mary's Church, 

Brooklyn, Kings Co\inty, 

The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, 
Richmond Hill, Queens County. 

The Rev. James Hattrick Lee, Rector of St. James' Church, Smithtown, 
and St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. William A. Leonard, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 
Brooklyn, Kings County, 

The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D., Kings County. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy, Montpelier, Vt. 

*The Rev. Irving McElroy, Deacon, Assistant Minister of St. Mary's 
Church, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. T. James McFaddin, Deacon. f 

* The Rev. William H. Moore, Rector of St. George's Church, Hemp- 

stead, Queens County. 

The Rev. William Mowbray, Rector of Christ Church, Sag Harbor, 
Suffolk County. 

The Rev. John G. Mulholland, Rector of St. John's Church, Long 
Island City, Queens County. P. O. Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. William B. Musgrave, Sag Harbor, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. Benjamin B. Newton, Deacon, Assistant Minister of the Church 
of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. George W. Nichols, Brooklyn, Kings County. 



8 Diocese of Long Island. 

The Rev. Frederick M. Noll, Rector of Caroline Church, Setauket, 
Suffolk County. 

♦The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector of St. Peter's Church, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. William L. Parker. 

♦The Rev. Alfred H. Partridge, Rector of Christ's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D., Kings County. 

The Rev. Robert T. Pearson, Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway, 
Queens County. 

The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector of Calvary Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 
Kings County. 

♦The Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Rector of Trinity Church, Roslyn, 

Queens County. 
The Rev. Joseph D. Philip, Deacon,f Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. John H. Prescott, Deacon, Minister in Charge of St. Paul's 
Church, Patchogue, and St. Barnabas', Sayville, Suffolk County. 

The Rev. Thomas S. Pycott, Rector St. John's Church, Brooklyn, 
Kings County. 

The Rev. E. Franklin Remington, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

♦The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Islip, Suffolk 
County. 

♦The Rev. George Savers, Jamaica, Queens County. 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Rector of St. Ann's Church, 
Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. William Short, Assistant Minister of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. George W. Smith, Rector of Grace Church, Jamaica, Queens 
County. 

♦The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D., Rector of St. George's Church, 
Flushing, Queens County. 

The Rev. William A» Snively, Rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn 
Heights, Kings County. 

The Rev. Henry A. Spafard, Deacon, f Assistant Minister of St. John's 
Church, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

The Rev. L. R. Staudenmayer, D.D. 

The Rev. S. Stebbins Stocking, Rector of Grace Church, South Oyster 
Bay, Queens County. P. O. Jamaica. 

The Rev. Edward L. Stoddard, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, 
Brooklyn, Kings CoUnty. 

The Rev. Ferris Tripp, Deacon, f officiating in St. John's Church, Fort 
Hamilton. P. O. Brooklyn. 

♦The Rev. Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.D., Rector of St. John's Church, 
Greenfield, Kings County. 

The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., Rector of Emmanuel Church, 
Brooklyn, Kings County. 



List of the Clergy. 9 

The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, Brook- 
lyn, Kings County. 

*The Rev. William M. Willian, Assistant Minister of Grace Church, 
in charge of Grace Chapel, Brooklyn, Kings County. 

Number of Clergymen present at this Convention. . 62 
Number absent 9 

Number on the Roll of Convention 71 

Number not entitled to seats 18 

Number of Clergymen belonging to the Diocese. ... 89 



This mark * Designates the Alumni of the General Theological Seminary. 

Deacons marked f have not passed the examinations required by Canon, 
but are admitted to the restricted Diaconate : Canon 6 § II., Title I., of the 
Digest of the Canons of the General Convention. 



(Clerical ifttrmbcrjEs of tJ)i» OTonbcntion. 

Present at its sittings. 



The Rkjiit Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D., 

Bishop. 



Rev. Wilfiam S. Adamson, 
*' John A. Aspinwall, 

Charles H. Babcock, 

John G. Bacchus, 

Charles R. Baker, 

Lucius W. Bancroft, D.D., 

Alfred J. Barrow, 

Henry M. Beare, 

George S. Bennicc, 

Beverley R. Betts, 

Charles H. Bixby, 

James W. Bradin, 

John W. Buckmascer, 

William M. Carmichael, D.D. 

William S. Chadwell, 

Thomas Cook, 

Edmund D. Cooper, 

Henry B. Cornwell, 

Samuel Cox, D.D., • 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D., 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D.. 

Caleb B. Ellsworth, 

Joseph I. Elsegood, 

J. Frederick Esch, 

William T. Fitch, 

Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., 

Thomas W. Haskins, 

John C. Hewlett, 

James E. Homans, 

Charles W. Homer, 

Henry E. Hovcy, 



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Rev. Robert T. Howard, 
•' William Hyde, 

Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., 
Joshua Kimber, 
William A. Leonard, 
Newland Maynard, 
Irving McElroy, 
William H. Moore. 
William Mowbray, 
John G. MulhoUand, 
Benjamin B. Newton, 
John A. Paddock. D.D., 
Alfred H. Partridge, 
Robert T. Pearson, 
Francis Peck, * 

Charles Pelletrean, 
John H. Prescott, 
Thomas S. Pycott, 
N. H. Schenck, D.D., 
William Short, 
George W. Smith, 
J. Carpenter Smith, D.D., 
William A. Snively, 
Henry A. Spafard, 
S. Stebbins Stocking, 
Edward L. Stoddard, 
Robert B.VanKleeck, D.D., 
Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., 
Charles S. Williams, 
William M. Willian. 



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Robert C. Booth, 
Charles H. Hall, D.D., 
Robert W. Harris, D.D., 
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Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell, 
Frederick B. Carter, 
Southard Compton, D.D., 
J. F. Deleplaine Cornell, 
Thomas F. Cornell, 
Richard B. Duane, D.D., 
Edward F. Edwards, 
Charles H. Gardiner, 
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T. James McFaddin, 
William B. Musgrave, 
William L. Parker, 
George W. Nichols, 
Joseph D. Philip, 
E. Franklin Remington, 
George Sayers, 
L. R. Staudenmayer, D.D., 



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Rev. Roben Nelson, D.D of Shanghai, China. 

*' Francis L. Harison of the Diocese of Albany. 

" Edward A. Edgerton " '* « 

" Abram B. Flower " " Michigan. 

" Samuel Hall " " New Jersey. 

" George T. Packard " " 

" Joseph S. Mayers '* *' '* 

•* Henry E. Duncan, D.D ** '' New York. 

" John Morgan " " «' 

** John A. Staunton •* Western New York. 

«* R, Julius Adler " Pennsylvania. 



Hag delegates to tl)is (itonbention. 



The names of those who were present are printed in Roman letters 
and of chose absent, or not heard to answer their names, in Italics. 



Christ, 



All Saints', 



ATON£MBNTf 



Christ^ 



Emmanuel, 



Grace, 



Good Shepherd, 



Holy Trinity, 



Mediator, 



Messiah, 



KINGS CO UNIT. 



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Joseph A, Perry, 
David C. Winston, 
Benjamin C. Townsend. 
Arthur Sinclair, 
Asa B. Richardson, 
Robert Dent. 
Christian Stohr^ 
Quincy Clark De Grove, 
Alfred Newberry, 
Charles R. Marvin, 
Charles Stanton, 
Alexander E. Orr. 
Henry Dudley, 
David Hall, 
William R. Ronalds. 
Henry E. Pierrepont, 
Peter C. Cornell, 
James A. Hewlett. 
Jeremiah E. Cary, 
Charles Robins, 
Edward Stockton Dodge. 
Charles A, Townsend, 
John D. Cocb, 
Joseph W, Greene, 
George Sanderson, 
Robert L. Woods, 
John Oakey. 
William N. Seymour, 
Julian Allen, 
Lewis Morris. 



Lisi of Lay Delegates, 



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Our Saviour, 



Redeemer, 



Reformation, 



St. Ann's, 



St. Barnabas', 



St. George's, 



St. James', 



St. John's, 



St. Luke's, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Mary's, 



St. Matthew's, 



St. Paul's, 



St. Peter's, 



Brooklyn, 



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William Lombard, 
William Sparrow Thompson, 
Jacob Whitchurst. 
Daniel A. Smith, 
John A. Tucker, 
Dan Marvin. 
William H. Waring, 
Andrew A. Bremner, 
James S, Steams. 
Henry P. Morgan, 
George W. Gibbs, 
Francis S. Sinclaire, 
Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen, 
Robert H. W. Rowe, 
Edward T. Boag. 
Smith Tuttle, 
Samuel Orchard, 
Thomas Palmer, Jr. 
Frank Washbourne, 
Henry A. Moore, 
Edward F. de Selding. 
Allen N. Smith, 
Southwick £. Hebberd, 
Theodore B. Gates, 
John W. Hunter, 
William H. Fleeman, 
Edward Hill, 
Leonard J, Burtis, 
Robert Anderson, 
William Shaw, 
William H. Pars, 
Seymour L. Husted, 
John Hogan. 
John M. Phelps, 
James Lock, 
Joseph S. Hibbler. 
Jasper W. Gilbert, 
Augustus E. Masters, 
N. Denison Morgan, 
John T. Walker, 
Silas M. Giddings, 
Azel D. Matthews, 



St. Stephen's, 
Ascension, . 



Calvary, 



Christ, 



Grace, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Paul's, 



Trinity, 



St. Paul's, 



St. John's, 
St. John's, 



Diocese of Long Island. 



Brooklyn, 



Brooklyn, E, D., 



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East New York, 



Flatbush, 



Fort Hamilton, 
Greenfidd, 



Thomas John Snowden, 
Isaac Warren Parmenter, 
James Clinton Brower. 
James Walters Valentine, 
George Reeves Rhodes, 
Barzillai Ransom Alternote. 
Charles P. Woodworth, 
Frederick Cochen, 
Thomas James. 
Henry B. Scholes, 
R. A. Robertson, 
Alonzo Gaubert. 
Andrew Hume, 
Charles M. Church, 
James Hall. 
Jonathan Janes, 
David Longworth, 
Cornelius L. Twing. 
William C. Hyde, 
Albert Daggett, 
James A. Taylor. 
Samuel Davies, 
Isaac 6. Bates, 
Oscar Hinrichs, 
Henry G. Marshall, 
John H. Bergen, 
Elisha Troughton. 
{No representation.) 
John C. Robert, 
Charles W. H, Carter, 
Edward A. Beresford. 



Redeemer, 



St. George's, 



QUEENS COUNTT. 



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John E. Lockwood, 
William Mulligan, 
Edward W. Hewitt. 
Joseph Larocque, 
James D. Trask, 
James M. Blackwell. 



List of Lay Delegates. 



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St. John's, 



St. George's, 



St. Paul's, 



St. George's, 



Grace, 



ZlON, 



St. John's, 
Christ, 



St. Saviour's, 
St. James', 



Christ, 



St. Thomas', 



Trinity, 



rinity, 



Cold Spring Harbor, 

hlushtng, 

GUn Cove, 

Hempstead, 

Jamaica, 

Utile Neck, 

Long Island City, 
Mankasset, 



Maspeth, 
Newtown, 



Oyster Bay, 



Ravens wood. 



Resurrection, Richmond Hi/l, 



Rockaway, 



Roslyn, 



John D. Jones, 
Charles Hewlett, 
Stephen Linington. 
John W, Lawrence, 
Morris Franklin, 
George Pople. , 
Samuel Frost, 
Thomas T. Jackson, 
Jacob M, Weeks. 
Charles H. Mulford, 
Samuel L. Seaman, 
Townsend B, Pettit. 
James J. Brenton, 
William J. Sayres, 
Martin G. Johnson. 
John A. King, 
Benjamin P. Allen, 
James Valentine. 
Henry R. White, 
William H. Woodill. 
William M. Smith, 
John S. Morrell, 
Nicholas Luquer. 
{No representation,) 
John J. Moore, 
C. Luyster Moore, 
Cornelius Hyatt. 
Thomas F. iYoungs, 
Solomon Townsend, 
Charles J. Chipp. 
Blaize L. Harsell, 
Orison B. Smith, 
John Giles Freeman. 
George Bidgood, 
John H. Newcomb, 
George £. Newcomb. 
George T. Hewlett, 
Charles Hewlett, 
Joseph 8. Wright. 
Francis Skillman, 
Robert McKinley, 
John D. Acker. 



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Diocese of Long Island. 



Grace^ 



Grace, 



South Oyster Bay, 



Whitestone, 



William Floyd Jones, 
Arthur Wcllwood, 
Treadwell F, Carman. 
John Barrow, 
Edward M. Grccnlcy. 
Peter Westervelt. 



SUFFOLK COUNTT. 



Holy Trinity, Greenport^ 



St. John's, 



St. John's, 



St. Marks, 



St. Paul's, 



Christ, 
Caroline, 
St. James', 



Huntingdon t 



Islip, 



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Patchogue, 

Sag Harbor, 

Setauket, 

Smitktown, 



John A. Monsell, 

Treadwell L, Ireland, 

George E. Post. 

Daniel K. Youngs, 

Hiram Paulding, Jr., 

William S. Thurston. 

William H. Ludlow, 

William Nicolly 

James A. Boland. 

George Hanford, 
Daglen Foley, 

James Mainwaring. 
John R. Broughton, 

Edward Edwards, 

Richard Jennings. 
James W. Smith, 

Frederick Crocker. 
James N. Gould, 
William Gray. 
Caleb T. Smith, 
D. J. Ely, 
Edmumd T. Smith. 



JJroceetrmfiB ottbt §k^bmti) i^onbmiion. 



Brooklyn, Tuesday, May igtk, 1874. 

This being the day fixed by the Constitution of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Long Island for 
the Annual Convention of the same, a number of the Clergy 
and Laity assembled at ten o'clock, for Divine Service, in the 
Church of the Holy Trinity, in the City of Brooklyn, the 
place appointed by the Bishop. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., 
Rector of St. James' Church, Newtown, the Rev. Charles 
H. Babcock, Rector of St. George's Church, Brooklyn, 
reading the First Lesson, and the Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, 
Rector of the Church of the Ascension, Brooklyn, E. D., the 
Second Lesson. The Rev. William A. Snively, Rector of 
Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, said the Creed and 
Prayers. 

The Ante-Communion Service was read by the Rev. 
N. H. Schenck, D.D., Rector of St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, 
the Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rector of St. Mark's 
Church, reading the Epistle, and the Rev. Jacob W. Diller, 
D.D., Rector of St. Luke's Church, the Gospel. 

The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector of St. Peter's 
Church, Brooklyn, announced, after morning Prayer, Hymn 
126; after the Ante-Communion Service, Hymn 202; and 
in the Communion Office, Hymn 203. The Bishop deliv- 
ered a portion of his Triennial Charge on "The Alleged 
Decline of the Christian Priesthood." 

The Offertory was read by the Rev. Dr. Paddock, and the 
Alms, which were appropriated to the Missionary Work of 
the Diocese, were collected by the Rev. Messrs. Carter, 

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l8 Diocese of Long Island, 

McElroy and Newton, and Mr. Elliott. The Rev.William H. 
Moore, Rector of St. George's Church, Hempstead, said the 
Prayer for Christ Church Militant, and the Rev. J. Carpenter 
Smith, D.D., Rector of St. George's Church, Flushing, the 
Exhortation and Confession, the Right Rev. the Bishop 
pronouncing the Absolution, and proceeding with the conse- 
cration of the elements. The Rev. Drs. Schenck, Diller, 
Haskins, Cox, Van Kleeck, Smith, and Messrs. Moore and 
Snively assisted in the administration. The Post-Commun- 
ion was said by the Rev. Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.D., the 
Bishop pronouncing the Benediction. 

After a brief recess, the Right Rev. the President took 
the Chair, and called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary then proceeded, under the direction of the 
Bishop, to call the names of the Clergy of the Diocese en- 
titled to seats, when fifty-five answered to their names, and 
took their seats as members.* 

The Churches entitled to representation were then called 
over, and the Lay Delegates presented their certificates, 
which were examined by the Secretary and a Committee of 
two, appointed by the President, viz. : Hon. John A. King 
and Mr. N. D. Morgan. 

The names of the Lay Delegates duly appointed were 
called, when Delegates from forty-six Parishes appeared and 
took their seats.f 

A constitutional quorum being present, the Right Rev. 
the President declared the Convention duly organized for 
business. 

The Convention then proceeded, according to Article VI, 
of the Constitution, to the election of a Secretary. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Haskins, the vote by ballot was 
unanimously dispensed with, and the Rev. T. Stafford 
Drowne, D.D., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, was 
re-elected Secretary. 



*The names of the Clergy who attended the Convention are prefixed to the 
Journal, p. lo. 

fThe names of the Lay Delegates present in this Convention are prefixed 
to the Journal, pp. 12-16.. 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 19 

On motion of Hon. Mr. KiN(;, the vote by ballot was 
unanimously dispensed with, and Mr. Alexander V. Blake 
was re-elected Treasurer. 

The Secretary in accordance with the Rules of Order, 
nominated the Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector of the 
Church of the Redeemer, Astoria, as Assistant Secretary, 
who was thereupon re-elected by the Convention. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, it was 

Resolved^ That the Rules of Order of the last Convention be adopted 
as the Rules of Order of this body. 

The President announced the Seventh Rule of Order, 
providing for the admission of persons not members to the 
sittings of the Convention ; whereupon several availed them- 
selves of the privilege. 

The Right Rev. the President then announced the follow- 
ing Standing Committees and Inspectors of Elections : 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches, 

The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Mr, Dan Marvin, and Mr. Solomon 

Town SEND. 

On the Diocesan Fund, 

The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., the Rev. Henry B. Cornwell, 
Mr. Augustus E. Masters, Mr. Henry P. Morgan, and Mr. Alexander 

V. Blake. 

On the Treasurer's Report. 

The Hon. John W. Lawrence, Mr. Charles A. Townsend, and Mr. 

John More. 

On the General Theological Seminary, 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne,.D.D., the Rev. Alfred H. Partridge, 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. John A. King, and Mr. Alexander E. 
Orr. 

On Canons, 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., the |lev. Robert T. Pearson, the 
Rev. William H. Moore, the Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, the Hon. John 
W, Hunter, and Mr. William Floyd Jones. 

Inspectors of Election, 
Standing Committee : For the Clerical Fote^The Rev. John G. Bac- 



20 Diocese of Long Island. 

cHus and Mr. W. H. Fleeman. For the Lay Vote — The Rev. Henry 
E. HovEY and Mr. Alonzo Gaubert. 

Missionary Committee : For the Clerical Vote — The Rev. Edward L. 
Stoddard and Mr. W. C. Hyde. For the Lay Vote — The Rev. Charles 
H. Babcock and Mr. Nicholas Luquer. 

Deputies to the General Convention : For the Clerical Vote — The Rev. 
Charles H. Bixby and Mr. C. L. Twing. For the Lay Vote — The Rev. 
Francis Peck and Mr. E. W. Hewitt. 

Provisional Deputies to the General Convention : For the Clerical Vote 
— The Rev. Thomas W. Haskins and Mr. John A. Tucker. For the 
Lay Vote — The Rev. Wiluam Short and Mr. Samuel Orchard. 

The Secretary presented the applications of St. George's 
Church, Brooklyn, the Church of the Holy Trinity, Green- 
port, and the Church of the Resurrection, Richmond Hill, 
for admission into union with this Convention ; and on mo- 
tion, it was 

Orderedy That tht applications of these Churches be referred to the 
Committee on the Incorporation and Admission of Churches. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Schenck, it was 

Resolved^ That when this house adjourns it be at 3^ o'clock, to re- 
assemble at 8 this evening. 

Resolved, That this Convention, on adjourning, proceed in a body to 
visit the institutions on the Church Charity Foundation. 

On motion of Mr. C. R. Marvin, it was 

Resolved, That the sum of tioo be appropriated from the Diocesan 
Fund to defray the expense of necessary clerical services to assist the 
Treasurer. 

The Rev. Mr. Moore presented a preamble and two reso- 
lutions on ritual, to lay on the table for future consideration. 

The Right Rev. the President delivered his 

Annual Address. 

The Rev. Dr. Cox, from the Committee on the Incorpora- 
tion and Admission of Churches, presented and read the 
following 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convent tony 1874, 21 

Heport 

ON THE INCORPORATION AND ADMISSION OF 

CHURCHES. 

The Committee on the Incorporation and Admission of Churches report 
that they have examined the documents presented from the Parishes of 
Holy Trinity, Greenport, and of Church of the Resurrection, Richmond 
Hill, and that they find that such Parishes have been duly incorporated, 
and have complied in all respects with the provisions of the Canons. 

They therefore present the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the Church of the Holy Trmity, Grecnport, and the 
Church of the Resurrection, Richmond Hill, be admitted to th'is Conven- 
tion. 



Respectfully submitted. 



Brooklyn, May igtk, 1874. 



Samuel Cox, 
Dan Marvin, 
Solomon Townsend. 



On motion, the resolution recommended in the report was 
adopted, and the 

Church of the Holy Trinity, Greenport, and the Church of the 
Resurrection, Richmond Hill, were admitted into union with the Con- 
vention. 

The certificates of Lay Delegates were presented, and those 
present answered to their names and took their seats. 

On motion of Rev. Dr, Paddock, the following amend- 
ment, of which notice was given at the last Convention, was 
referred to the Committee on Canons : 

Add to the Title of Canon 10, Article I., *' and other Benevolent In- 
stitutions." And add in Section II. of the same Canon, after the word 
*' Foundation," " and other Benevolent Insitutions of the Church." 

The Rev. Dr. Drowne presented and read the 

Heport 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Long Island respectfully 
report the following meetings and official acts : 



22 Diocese of Long Island. 

June 2d, 1873. The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., was chosen Presi- 
dent, and the Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Secretary. Stated meet- 
ings were directed to be held on Mondays of the Ember Weeks. The 
proper testimonials on behalf of the Rev. William Short and the Rev. John 
C. Hewlett, Deacons, applying to be admitted to the Holy Order of 
Priests ; of Frederick B. Carter, Irving McElroy and Charles Pelletreau, 
applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of Deacons ; and of Benjamin 
J. Brenton, applying to be admitted a candidate for Deacon's Orders, 
were signed. 

June 28th^ ^873. Official notification was received from the Standing 
Committee of the Diocese of Ohio of the death of the Right Rev. Charles 
Pettit Mcllvaine, D.D., Bishop of that Diocese, and a suitable reply 
ordered to be returned. The consent of the Committee was given to the 
consecration of the Rev. Benjamin H. Paddock, D.D., Rector of Grace 
Church, Brooklyn Heights, as Bishop of the Diocese of Massachusetts, and 
the proper testimonials were signed. 

September 15th, 1873. The consent of the Committee was given to 
the consecration of the Rev. Theodore B. Lyman, D.D., as Assistant 
Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, and the proper testimonials 
were signed. The proper certificate on behalf of William E. Adamson, 
applying to be admitted a candidate for Holy Orders, was signed. The 
Committee accepted an invitation to attend the consecration of the Rev 
Benjamin H. Paddock, D.D., Bishop-elect of Massachusetts, on the 17th 
of September. Bills for printing were approved and ordered to be paid. 

November 6th, 1873. The consent of the Committee was given to 
the consecration of the Rev. John F. Spaulding, Rector of St. Paul's 
Church, Erie, Pa., as Missionary Bishop of Colorado, Wyoming and New 
Mexico, and the proper testimonials were signed. The proper certificates 
on behalf of Cornelius L. Twing, William W. Ayres, Henry Bedinger and 
Richard H. L. Tighe, applying to be admitted as candidates for Holy 
Orders ; and of the Rev. Charles Pelletreau, applying to be admitted to 
the Sacred Order of Priests, were signed. Consent to the election of an 
Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Mississippi, was, for various reasons, de- 
clined. 

December 2d, 1873. The proper certificate on behalf of Joseph 
Perinchief Cameron, applying to be admitted a candidate for Holy Orders, 
was signed. 

December 15th, 1873. Proper testimonials on behalf of the Rev. 
Charles Henry Babcock, the Rev. Joshua Kimber, and the Rev. John G. 
Bacchus, applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of Priests ; and of 
William S. Adamson, applyirig to be admitted to the Sacred Order of 
Deacons, were signed. 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 23 

February 9th, ^^74* Proper testimonials on behalf of Thomas Benja- 
min Fulcher, applying to be admitted a candidate for Holy Orders, were 
signed. Certain rumors and charges having been laid before this Com- 
mittee, in accordance with Section IV., Canon 3, Article II., affecting 
the character and standing of the Rev. William L. Parker, and after due 
investigation, a statement of facts with documentary proof having been 
submitted, sentence of suspension from the exercise of all the functions of 
the ministry for the period of twelve months, and longer under certain 
contingencies, was pronounced against him by the ecclesiastical authority 
of the Diocese. 

May nth, 1874. Proper testimonials on behalf of the Rev. Irving 
McElroy, Frederick B. Carter and John Henry Prescott^ applying to be 
admitted to the Sacred Order of Priests, and of Spencer Summerfield 
Roche, John Gardner Rosencrantz and Joseph Hooper, applying to be 
admitted to the Sacred Order of Deacons, were signed. Satisfactory evi- 
dence having been laid before this Committee that the Rev. Thomas J. 
McFaddin, a deacon of this Diocese, had abandoned the communion of 
this Church without availing himself of the provision of Canon 5, Title 
II., Section I., of the Digest, it was ordered that the fact be certified to 
the Bishop. 

Certain bills for expenses incurred by the Trustees of the Estate be- 
longing to the Diocese of Long Island, and for postage, were audited and 
ordered to be paid. 

Charles H. Hall, 

President, 

T. Stafford Drowne, 

Secretary. 
Brooklyn, L. l.^May igtk, 1874. 

The Rev. Dr. Johnson, from the Missionary Coraraittee 
of the Diocese, presented and read the 



Heport 

OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE OF 

LONG ISLAND. 

In presenting to the Convention their annual Report, the Missionary 
Committee, "thank God, and take courage.*' The work intrusted to 
your Committee has never been more prosperous, and encouraging than 
during the past year, since our historic life as a Diocese^ nor has so much 
been accomplished in a like space of time before. 



24 Diocese of Long Island. 

Those who are doing the work earnestly, perseveringly, and judiciously 
have been abundantly rewarded with the blessing of the Great Head of 
the Church upon their patient, faithful labors. 

Old parishes, which, up to within one or two years, had scarcely 
vitality enough to prolong existence, are to-day giving signs of vigorous 
life. The new points which have been taken and occupied have had, 
almost without exception, remarkable success in the hold which the 
Church seems to be gaining upon the people, and the growth which has 
resulted, under the blessing of God, from the labors of our devoted mis- 
sionaries. 

The Treasurer reports that during the Conventional year ending May 
19, 1874, forty-nine Parishes and Mission Stations have contributed to 
the Mission Fund of the Diocese. The Treasurer has received from all 
sources #9^556.47. and there has been paid $8,598.91, leaving a balance 
of $957.56. 

At their first meeting after the Convention your Committee msde ap- 
propriations to seven Parishes, and eleven Mission Stations. In October 
they added another, making in all mneteen. These have been supplied with 
seven Priests, one Deacon, six Lay Readers, and a Deaconess for the 
Public Institutions of Kings County. Three of these Parishes, and fiwt 
Stations are in Kings County, and five Parishes and six Stations in Suf- 
folk. Although we have no Missions in Queens County, and while there 
are points which we feel ought to be occupied, and will be, as soon as we 
have the means, still there are four points which have been taken by three of 
the old Parishes in that county, which are in a thriving condition. St. 
George's Church, Flushmg, has three ; — the Town Farm and the flourish- * 
ing Mission at College Point, entirely supported by the Brotherhood of St, 
George's Church, and the Mission at Queens. St. James' Church, New- 
town, has one at Woodside, and Grace Church, Jamaica, one at Rich- 
mond Hill. The last two are organized Parishes, and Richmond Hill 
has become an independent Parish. Two Churches in Kings County, 
the Church of the Good Shepherd and St. George's (formerly Guion 
Church) have become self-sustaining, and have withdrawn from the list 
of your Committee. The latter applied for aid for one year to tide 
them over their financial embarrassment. The favorable response of your 
Committee, so encouraged the Parish, and strengthened its activities, 
that in eight months they found themselves in a position to do without 
further aid, and gave us notice to that effect. 

St. Paul's Church, E.D., has almost achieved a like result. Thb valu- 
able property was heavily burdened with debt. Through the tact and 
unyielding efforts of its present fearless Rector, the indebtedness has been 
much reduced. It will require the small appropriation of the Commit- 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 25 

tee for at least another year. The statistics from these Parishes will give 
an idea of their importance, and show the wisdom of the Bishop in pro- 
posing the aid they have received to help them to a firm footing. The 
Church of the Good Shepherd: baptised 5 adults, 29 infants — total 34; 
confirmed 20, added to the Holy Communion 70 — total 1 70. St. George's 
Churchy Tompkins* Square, from Sept. ist, '73 to May 1st, '74, during 
which time assistance was received from the Committee, 26 have been 
baptised — 5 adults, 21 infants; confirmed 26, communicants, 110. Con- 
tributions for Parish and Diocesan purposes, $2,630. St. Paul's, E.D., 
36 baptised, 47 confirmed, 15 communicants, 250 Sunday-school children. 
St. Thomas' Chapel, Cooper avenue, St. Timothy's, Brownsville, and St. 
John's, Greenfield, are in sparsely settled districts. They have not occu- 
pied the ground too soon, and are accomplishing all that can be reasonably 
expected of them. At $t. John's, Greenfield, there has been a regular 
morning service ; 5 have been confirmed. A chapel is needed here before 
anything permanent can be done. A small amount has been subscribed 
for this purpose. 

St. Timothy's, Brownsville. Twenty families are connected with this 
Parish. Baptised 6, communicants, 12, and 63 Sunday-school scholars. 
Several persons are preparing for holy baptism and confirmation. 

At St. Thomas' Chapel there are 10 families, 13 communicants, 31 
Sunday-school scholars, and 1 1 infants have been baptised. There have 
been here some improvements in the Chapel, and a slow but steady in- 
crease of attendants upon the public services. 

Your Committee cannot omit here, to make mention of one, whose 
name and memory are closely linked with the work of these two Stations. 
The faithful, loving, earnest Lay Reader, Mr. Trezevant, who, with 
feeble health, through summer's heat and winter's cold, labored so perse - 
veringly in these two Stations, and through whose untiring efforts St. 
Thomas' Chapel was built, was called to his rest soon after the last Con- 
vention, and only a few weeks after his ordination to the Diaconate in 
St. Luke's Church, in this city by the Right Rev. Bishop Clarkson, in 
whose Diocese he expected to exercise his ministry, and where he hoped 
to recruit, if not recover from the disease which terminated his life in the 
(lesh on the very threshold of his ministry. The good and ^ithful ser- 
vant fell asleep in Jesus without an opportunity of exercising even once 
that ministry which he received of the Lord Jesus, through Apostolic 
hands. 

The Mission to the Public Institutions is still under the care of a 
Deaconess. Her report of what she has met with and seen, and what, 
in humble faith, she has striven in the name of Christ to do, cannot fail to 
enlist the sympathies and prayers of all good Christian people, as we trust 



26 Diocese of Long Island. 

it will attract the attention, and move the hearts of other godly women, 
to become helpers in Christ Jesus in this female Diaconate, of which there 
is very pressing need, and which, in Apostolic times, had associated with 
this office, the names of Phebe and Priscilla, Tryphena and Tryphosa, 
and other honorable women, whom St. Paul calls '^ his fellow laborers, 
whose names are in the Book of Life." Your Committee will not at- 
tempt an abstract of this report, but will append it to their own and com- 
mend it to the attention of all whose eye it may meet. It will speak in its 
own words, and tell its own story best, of visits to the hungry, the naked, 
the sick, and the prisoner, which coming fresh and warm from the loving 
heart and tender sympathies of woman, cannot fail of some effects upon 
our own. 

In Suffolk County, St. John's Church, Islip, and a Chapel at Youngport, 
about five miles distant, have been under the care of the Rev. J. C. Hew- 
lett since July last. This is strictly a county Parish. The edifice has 
been repaired and improved, and through the zeal and earnestness of the 
Pastor, under God's blessing the old Parish has been revived and invigor- 
ated. There are lo communicants, 3 adults have been baptised, 5 con- 
firmed, and 22 Sunday-school scholars. 

At Youngport, the striking and most interesting feature of the work is 
the Sunday-school, which is large for the size of the place, and is carried 
on with great interest and vigor. Communicants, 16; baptisms, 6 — in- 
fants, 4; adults, 2 ; confirmed, 5 ; Sunday-school scholars, 68. 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor, is working better, and is in a far more 
hopeful condition than its present Pastor expected it could be in the short 
time he has had the charge. The congregations are very much larger and 
more regular than formerly. A Mission, about two miles from the town 
has lately been undertaken, which promises well. Baptised, 1 3 adults, 4 
infants — total 17. Confirmed 18 — ^now in preparation for that Holy Rite, 
14; communicants, 85. 

In Greenport the Church people have waked up, and taken a start in 
the right direction, and are infused with new life. A debt of $1,900, a 
legacy of the past is being slowly lifted; 1^597.43 have been subscribed 
during the past year for that purpose. The offerings have been $337.43. 
We arc working towards the free seat system. The pew-rents barely 
pay the interest and insurance. Two years ago there was neither life nor 
interest enough in this parish to keep their property insured. The appro- 
priation of the Committee was then made upon the condition that they 
would thus secure it to the Church in the Diocese. " In this village," 
the report says, *' of less than 2,000 inhabitants, there are seven Church 
edifices in use besides our own. The first Presbyterian, in Southold town, 
was organized in October, 1640. Our Parish is not ten years old yet. 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 27 

For 230 years we have had no part in the reli^ous education of 
the people. The P. E. Church is regarded as an intruder and disturber 
of the natives. Yet we do not fear. Baptised, 5 ; confirmed, 2 ; com- 
municants, 27 ; Sunday-school children, 39. 

At Shelter Island, which is connected with Greenport, under the care 
of Rev. Mr. Buckmaster, a very neat Chapel has been built at a cost of 
14,857, and paid for. It was consecrated by the Bishop last summer. It 
is filled every Sunday. There are 16 communicants. The offertory has 
amounted to $590.24. 

The Associate Mission of Suflfblk County, under the supervision of Rev. 
Thomas Cook, comprises seven stations, including Riverhead as the 
centre. Port Jefferson, Yaphank, Holbrook, Sayville, Patchogue and 
Brookhaven. At Port Jefferson the services have been supplied as often 
as possible by Rev. Mr. Cook and his Lay Readers appointed by the 
Bishop, but there has not been much encouragement. The want of a 
Chapel to give an idea of permanency to the movement is the reason 
given by some who once belonged to the Church for not identifying 
themselves with this effort. 

At Riverhead, the neat and beautiful Chapel, completed and opened by 
the Bisliop on the 14th of May last, has given an impetus to the work 
of the Associate Mission. The cost of lot and edifice was $6,650.11. 
There is a mortgage of $1,000 on the property, and a floating debt of 
$840.60, for which there are pledges to be collected amounting to $865." 
The report of Mr. Cook goes on to say *' There is a steady increase in 
the attendance upon Divine Service. Many persons come from neighbor- 
ing villages. The wisdom of the Bishop and your Committee, in select- 
ing the county seat as a base of operations, is abundantly shown by the 
influence it has already exerted, and is destined to exert not only in 
Riverhead but all through the county. Strangers from all parts of the 
county, especially during the session of the Courts, visit our Church and 
attend the services. Preached 147 times ; baptised 28 infants, 7 adults — 
total, 35. Communicants, 36, and only 12 educated in the Church. 
At a late visitation of the Bishop, 3 were confirmed. $400 has been 
raised here for furnishing the Chapel and for supplies. 

At Yaphank, the private Chapel built twenty-seven years ago, and 
which was conveyed to the Trustees of the Diocese last year, was conse- 
crated by the Bishop sometime last summer. It gave an impulse to the 
Church, and the interest has steadily increased, and good congregations 
are the rule. Three were confirmed there a short time since. A Chapel has 
been built in Brookhaven at a cost of $1,800. It was opened by the 
Bishop in September last. It was literally filled with an interested con- 
gregation. All through the neighborhood this interest has been steadily 



28 Diocese of Long Island. 

increasing. Two weeks since the Bishop confirmed 1 1 persons there. 
What makes the effort here very remarkable b, that not a single person 
has ever attended the Services of the Church before the Missionary 
commenced his work here. Both of these Stations have flourishing 
Sunday-schools. 

Patchogue and Sayville have been in charge of a Deacon since July 
last. Rev. Mr. Prescott, whose energy and tact, and earnestness, have in- 
fused new life, and added numerical strength, and called out the activities 
of both Parishes, which have resulted in decided improvements of the 
Church property in Sayville, to the amount of tjoo, and in Patchogue, 
over (500. In the latter place measures are on foot either to enlarge and 
improve their present edifice, or to build a new Church. One of the 
Wardens, in an interesting conversation, only a few weeks since, said, if 
they could be aided to the amount of $500, he would give $500, and 
guarantee-the work would be commenced immediately, and entirely paid 
for when completed. Seven persons were confirmed at Sayville, and three 
at Patchogue at the late visitation of the Bishop. Both of these Parishes 
have flourishing Sunday-schools." Mr. Cook writes : " There are other 
points from which urgent calls are made for Church services — Mattatuck, 
Cutchogue, Canoe Place, and Amity ville, all important places. And a 
plea has come from Brentwood and Central Islip, hitherto supplied by 
the Rev. Mr. Riley, whose late and severe illness has compelled him to 
withdraw his ministrations firom those points, where he has worked so 
faithfully, and been successful, by God's blessing, in building two Chapels. 
The one at Brentwood was consecrated by the Bishop last summer. Your 
Committee, therefore, can report three new Chapels in Suffolk county, 
completed and opened for the Worship of Almighty God, during the 
past year." 

This exhibit we feel fully sustains the statements in the opening of this 
report, and should call us all, Brethren of this Convention, ^' to thank God, 
and take courage." More than this, it should bring to our Treasury an 
increase of means sufficient to place a corps of laborers in this field of like 
mind, and will and activities with those who have done so nobly in the 
past. Your Committee plead for an increase of funds, therefore, over for- 
mer years, at least $2,ooc — $3,000 would be better, to supply the present 
demand outside of this city, which b, in itself, a large domain for Mis- 
sionary effort, and for which we need many more recruits of godly men 
and godly women, as fellow laborers in the Gospel of Christ. A rdn- 
forcement of our Female Diaconate for Parochial work, and those Chris- 
tian ministries in our Homes and Hospital, and Public Institutions which 
woman only can render. And then from the large body of our Laymen 
in this Diocese, we need more workers to make the Church a greater liv- 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 29 

ing power. We need them to hold up and strengthen the hands of the 
Bishop and his staff of Clergy, to gather into the fold of Christy by per- 
sonal effort, for a share in the privileges of the Gospel, the neglected and 
almost forsaken poor for whom Christ died, who died for all men, and 
with whom He surrounded Himself during all of His personal ministry 
on earth. 

According to the summary of Parochial Reports in last year's journal, 
we had over 11,000 communicants in this Diocese. This year it will 
probably nearly reach 12,000. Now an average of sixty cents annually from 
each, would net, for Diocesan Missions, over $7,000. But then this 
duty does not rest upon communicants only ; it is equally incumbent upon 
all the baptised into Christ, who are thus made members of His visible 
Church. It would be an easy task to supply far more adequate means for 
the aggressive work of our Diocesan Missions, if every member of our 
Brotherhood in Christ would only give something. An average of th'rty 
cents annually from each would enable your Committee to give such an 
impetus to this work throughout the Diocese as would make our hearts 
rejoice and be glad, both for the results which would be achieved in a few 
years, and for the privilege of being co-workers with God, and helpers 
together in Jesus Christ. Your Committee mean work, and that that 
work shall be aggressive. Our regiment needs reinforcement, and we want 
rations wherewith to supply it. Brethren, will you help us ? Help us by 
your sympathies and with your prayers ! Help us by your free and 
generous giving ! Help us by your personal activities for the sake of that 
dear and blessed Saviour whose love constraineth us to ask your help. 

In behalf of the Committee, 

Daniel V. M. Johnson, 

Brooklyn, May igth, 1874. Chairman, 

Ifleport 

OF THE MISSION WORK AT THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

In former reports the work in these institutions has been so fully set 
forth, that I shall merely give a brief account of what has been done 
daring the past year. 

FLATBUSH HOSPITAL. 

The Holy Communion has been administered 4 times, by the Rev. Dr. 
Van Rleeck, to 15 persons; 38 infants were baptised and 1 adult, making 
39, and 4 persons have been buried in Evergreens Cemetery. 

The Bishop made his Fifth Annual Visitation on the 5th Sunday in 
Lent ; and confirmed 2 persons at the Hospital. It was a very solemn 



30 Diocese of Long Island. 

and impressive service. This is the smallest class ever presented here, but 
let us hope that they were indeed sealed of the Lord ; in both cases they 
earnestly desired to be confirmed and lead a new life. The sick man who 
was confirmed in Ward 1 1^ we have since removed to St. John's Hospital. 
The music at this service was very good and there were many friends 
from Flatbush and Brooklyn present. 

I have found situations' for 10 persons, and took one girl, on the 4th of 
March, to the House of Mercy, in New York, and left her in charge of 
Sister Mary. She went of her own free will and is committed for one 
year. 

I have been greatly helped this winter by my associate, in the work at 
the Hospital. She has visited the sick and has made them comfortable in 
ways in which I had no means of helping them. 

She is also connected with the " State Aid Charities' Association," and 
I wish more of our Church women of Brooklyn were members of that 
Association, they would sec with their own eyes the wants of the poor, 
and with their own hands help to relieve them. If the Church has a 
Mission here, ought it not to be the duty of Church woman to help me in 
it ? If one earnest Church woman can be of so much help in this Associa- 
tion, what might we not look forward to in the coming years, if we had 
active Church women in all the Visiting Committees on these Charities ? 
I think it hardly possible to maintain this Mission to these Institutions 
unless Church women take a more active part in this movement. I find 
fewer Church people here this year than formerly, can only account for it 
on the ground that we are taking better care of our poor in our own 
institutions, therefore there are so few in the public ones. 

I thankfully acknowledge the receipt of ten dollars from Grace Church, 
by Bishop Paddock, for burials (the only money given for this purpose) ; 
five dollars from a lady for little comforts to the sick, eight dollars from 
a lady for car fare for helpers at the Sunday school — twenty-three dollars 
in all, which has been used as desired. Received parcels of clothing, 
church-paper and magazines from kind friends. Also thirty-five prayer 
books and a quantity of tracts, from Messrs. Pott and Young, New York, 
which have been carefully distributed. 

ALMSHOUSE. 

On Wednesday March nth, at 3 P. M., Rev. Dr. Van Klceck held 
the first Church service in the Chapel at the new almshouse. There 
were about 200 of its inmates present. The Doctor spoke very nicely to 
them, and after the Service I distributed papers to all. The Chapel, I 
should think would hold 400 or 500 people, it is very neatly fitted up. 
There arc two services held every Sunday, one at 7 A. M., by the 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 31 

Roman Catholics and another at 10 A. M., by the Methodists, both of 
which are well attended. I arranged with Mr. Murray to have a service 
in the afternoon at 3 o'clock, last Sunday, and Mr. Anderson, the Lay 
Reader from the barracks, went up with me with six or eight others from 
Brooklyn. Thb was the second Church service in this Chapel We 
used the Mission service, Mr. A. giving out the pages. Mr. Williamson 
of Flatbush, played on the melodeon, and the ladies led the sin^ng.. I 
had the children of the S. S. from the Nursery there, and the mothers 
with their babies were there also, so that one rarely sees such a mixed 
audience— of extreme old age and those in the bud of life. There were 
abotit 100 present, and they seemed to enjoy it very much, and crowded 
round when it was over, to kno^y if we would be there next Sunday. 
They said, "we go to the 10 o'clock service because we always like to 
hear the word of God, but we like our own old Church service best." 
1 could not ask Mr. Anderson to come again so soon, so could not 
promise. But I hope we may be able ere long to have a regular afternoon 
service. It only wants the man, a Layman would answer for the present ; 
the Chapel is here and so are the people, they are not allowed^ to go out 
to Church since the Chapel has been built, and it is better for them in 
many respects : therefore we should take the Gospel to them. This is the 
first time they have had any music added to their service and it had quite 
an effect on them. The melodeon was lent to me by a lady, and we can 
have the use of it for keeping it in order. I sent it to Mr. Smith's 
factory, in Raymond Street, and it cost thirteen dollars to repair it, 
which amount I wish to raise to pay the bill. Have received one dollar 
from a friend towards it. 

NURSERY SUNDAY-SCHOOL. 

The children at the Nursery were not forgotten at Christmas and 
£a8ter, by their friends in Flatbush, Mrs. B. furnishing the cakes and 
candies^ and Mrs. N. the Easter eggs. Two ladies from St. Luke's 
Church have gone up with me all winter to help in teaching the children ; 
they gave the little girls, fourteen in number, each a very nicely 
dressed doll at Christmas and the best boy a pair of skates. The attend- 
ance has averaged twenty every Sunday. 

The only regular help has been from St. Luke's Church. We have 
been very much favored with good weather on Sunday, so that I have not 
been absent from Flatbush one Sunday since the school re-opened in 
September. Last Sunday we took the children to the Almshouse Chapel, 
which I thought would be a treat as well as a change for them, that they 
might become acquainted with the Church service and join in its worship. 
We kept the children after service and they sung very nicely, as our 



3^ Diocese of Long Island. 

instrument is now in good order. I had it sent to the Chapel for the 
benefit of all. If we had regular service there, these children could soon 
be trained to lead in the chants as there are fine voices among them. 

I again ask to be relieved from going to the Nursery every Sunday. I 
could then give another day to the Hospital, where it is so much needed, 
but the walk on Sunday, in addition to other duties, unfits me for any- 
thing on Monday. I am in hopes that some other arrangement can be 
made this year which will give me more time for Hospital work. 

ASYLUM. 

I have visited this institution only when requested to do so by those 
who have friends there and cannot go themselves, as I can do nothing 
for them. It seems such a hopeless task to reach the mind of any 
that I seldom try it. There is now a committee of ladies who visit 
weekly, and seem quite interested, and I dare say will be able to accom- 
plish much good. I visited several times for Sister Julia, an old lady who 
was sent from the Home, was with her a short time before she died, and 
said the " Commendatory Prayer " for her, and brought the tidings of her 
death to the Home. 

I shall be glad when they have regular service in the Chapel again, as it 
has a very happy effect on ihe inmates, and is the one thing that marks 
the '' Lord's Day " from other days, and gives them something to look 
forward to during the week. Everything here is clean and orderly and 
the patients are well treated. 

PENITENTIARY. 

Mr. Bass holds service here every Sunday at 2 P. M. I attended once 
last fall ; the prisoners were all present, were very attentive, and joined 
heartily in the singing. Have been able to give more attention to this 
Mission this year, and have become very much interested in the work 
here. 1 first see many of the prisoners at the jail, and after receiving 
their sentence I cannot but feel sorry for them^ so follow them up, and in 
many cases am the only one who comes to see them and encourage them 
to hope for brighter days which may redeem the past. Here is indeed a 
vast Mbsion field, and needs careful culture. They now have a very good 
library, and the prisoners are supplied with reading matter for Sundays and 
other unemployed hours. This is a great benefit, and makes them more 
cheerful, and the time does not pass so heavily. I went all through the 
shops lately where the shoes are made and saw the men and women at 
work. It is better that they should be employed, but, as in this factory 
each works on a different part of the shoe, the benefit is only to the em- 
ployer. No one will be able to earn his living by the apprenticeship he 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 33 

has served to his piece-work, but must get something else to do, if he can 
find it, which is difficult. This, I think, is a discouragement to many, 
and they often leave after spending two, three or five years here, with 
shabby clothes, just the odds and ends of citizens' garments, and without 
money enough to pay a night's lodging, and therefore fall into the old 
ways, and the crime is repeated that they may again find a shelter. Again 
the question comes up : On whom does the responsibility rest ? It is the 
old story, but a true one, that the right kind of help is not given to these 
unfortunates. It is also true that many, when helped, will still break 
through all restraint and discourage those who tried to help them ; but 
that should not prevent us from doing our duty, and saving some, if pos- 
sible. I have felt this keenly, yet have been sufficiently successful in two 
or three instances to take courage and be thankful. 

NAVAL HOSPITAL. 

The Holy Communion has been administered three times. The Rev. 
Or. Diller, Mr. Fitch and Mr. Cornwcll have visited here at my request. 
This hospital has been very full this winter and spring. Among the sailors 
1 find many Englishmen, who are glad to hear of the Church. One of 
these died on the 12th of March, to whom Mr. Fitch had given the com- 
munion. He requested that the burial service should be used by the 
chaplain. He was a truly good young man, and it was a pleasure to visit 
him, he was so grateful for every little attention. His earnest prayer was 
that he might be sensible to the last, and the nurse told me he had never 
seen a man die so quietly and retain his senses so perfectly. 

CITY HOSPITAL. 

Rev. Dr. Diller baptized an infant here on the 26th of September, 
named Earnest Chapman. Mrs. R. (nurse) and myself were sponsors. 
Have sent to situations from here five women. Visit here generally in 
connection with the jail. Last week saw a woman who was nearly beaten 
to death by her husband, then went to the jail, saw him and gave him a 
good lecture ; he seemed sorry, and hoped she would not die, as it would 
be bad for him. Have seen several cases of this kind here. The patients 
are generally accidents brought in from the streets, and are in a very suf- 
fering state. There were fewer sick patients this winter than I ever saw 
before. It speaks well for the health of the city. 

RAYMOND STREET JAIU 

Attended service one Sunday morning last summer at the jail. The 
Roman Catholics have service one morning and Mr. Bass the next. All 

3 



34 Diocese of Long Island, 

the female and a few of the male prisoners were present. Mr. Bass also 
has service at the penitentiary every Sunday afternoon. He is a Metho- 
dist, but was anxious to introduce our Mission service there, that he might 
use the Litany. I visit here at least once a week, and have been very much 
encouraged in this work, and only wish I could give more time to this 
branch of our mission. Have found places for ten women. I cannot say 
that all have done well, but if one of that number has done so, may I not 
indeed be thankful, and encouraged by our dear Lord's experience, that of 
the ten cleansed only one returned to give thanks ? We need not go far 
to find work for the Master ; it is here, and we can do them good if we 
will. In some cases where I have found them places^ have supplied entire 
suits of clothes, in others given what was necessary to make them presenta- 
ble, and in nearly all cases have taken them to their homes and paid their 
fare. One lady has had one of these women five months, and says she 
never had a more faithful servant in her house. She went with me to the 
jail, and we brought her away. She knew what a responsibility she was 
undertaking. She has done her duty nobly, and I trust will be rewarded 
by seeing a thorough reform in this poor woman. I call frequently to see 
her, and sometimes meet her in church, when she is always glad to see me. 
When I visit here I never know where I shall have to go next. Every 
day new cases arise demanding immediate action, and I go away on some 
errand I little thought of on entering, but I realize it is still the Master's 
work, and must be done for Him, though it involves time, fatigue and 
expense, for did he not say, " I was imprisoned and ye visited me not ?" 
Where would be the use of visiting if one refused to do anything to relieve 
them r Would they believe we cared for their souls' good if unwilling to 
grant a small favor ? Will they not listen more gladly to what you have 
to say the next time, when they know that you relieved the anxiety of 
those at home, and brought them relief? I have distributed many prayer 
books, papers and tracts, and spent much time in talking to the men in 
their cells. I sincerely hope that these ministrations may be a blessing to 
many. 

m 

MARINE BARRACKS. 

We have been able thus far to keep up the regular services at the Chapel 
since it was first opened, a year ago last December, without its being any 
expense to the church. Mr. Anderson, a Lay Reader, now conducts the 
service, much to the satisfaction of all concerned. He has also given fre- 
quent " Readings," during the winter and spring, to the marines, which 
were very entertaining, and enabled us to become better known to them. 
We have had no cause to complain of the attendance on the services. In 
looking over the weekly record, I find it ranges from twelve to twenty- 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 35 

four marines, besides visitors, during the greater part of the fall and winter. 
There arc very few men in the barracks at present, but as soon as they are 
reinforced we shall have our usual number. On November 16th the 
Bishop visited us for the first time. He administered the communion, and 
spoke beautifully to the men. We all felt it quite an event in our mission, 
and with God's blessing cannot fail to deepen and strengthen it. We had a 
very good attendance of visitors, as well as marines. Col. Broom has been 
very kind in having the Chapel cleaned, and it is now used for no other 
purpose. The Bishop seemed very much pleased with everything here. 

MissC, of Flatbush, gave me a basket full of cut flowers for our Easter 
celebration, which was at 3 P. M. I went down at ij, and with the aid 
of some marines soon got everything in order. The ladies' and boy choir 
soon followed, bearing their gifts of flowers in pors, which we placed in the 
windows, while the United States flag decorated half the room. The 
music was very good, much to the credit of the kind ladies of St. Luke's, 
who have been untiring in their efforts. We now have eight boys in the 
choir. This is a great help, and will soon lead the men to join in our 
beautiful chants. One fact was striking, that not one marine who joined 
in our Christmas eve festival was present at Easter. We may almost say 
they change with the seasons. Many may think that they are here so 
short a time we can do them no good, but which of us would so limit 
God's word, and deny these men the few opportunities they have of join- 
ing in his holy worship ? 

This fact, taken in all its bearings, gives this Mission a larger field than 
if confined to the same men. Take 1 2 as the average attendance and it 
gives, for 52 Sundays, 624 men, who are brought within the sound of the 
Gospel, and if the Church holds her place among them, though there 
may ever be new faces among us, there will always be new means of 
spreading her holy iuBuences abroad; for they take with them the pleas- 
ing associations formed here, which we trust will not be entirely lost on 
those far away, when they remember that there is a little band, who, at 
a certain hour, are praying for those goae to sea. There are generally a 
few left to tell the new ones of the Mission, and so the good seed is 
scattered broadcast in faith, that after many days the harvest may be 
gathered. 

Last Sunday there was a man baptised in St. Luke's, who has attended 
this Mission for some time. He had not been in a Church, before at- 
tending here, for twenty years ; now he earnestly desired baptism that he 
might stand with his wife as sponsor for his infant son. One had only to 
look into her happy face at this time to feel that this was a blessing to 
that household. We all came up together from the barracks and arrived 
at the Church at twelve o'clock, and it was a very solemn service. Dr. 



36 Diocese of Long Island. 

Diller conducted our Christmas eve service^ when we had a Christmas 
tree for the men, some of them never had seen one before, having been at 
sea nearly all their lives ; he also administered the Holy Communion once 
here. 

I cannot close this Report without thanking Mr. Anderson for the very 
great interest he has shown in this work among the Marines, and I fully 
believe that his efforts are appreciated, and will be a great blessing to 
them. He is just the right man in the right place. 

Very respectfully your Missionary, 

Eliza J. Coaklay, 

Deaconess. 
To the Missionary Committee of the Diocese of L. I. ' 



Mr. Van Bokkelen presented and read the 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

Edward Todd, Treasurer y in account with the Missionary Committee, 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1873. Cr. 

May 20. To cash on hand ^1,038 87 

" Rev. R. T. Howard, St. John's Church, Cold 

Spring Harbor 32 50 

21 " Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, for fitting 
Chancel in Church at Brookhaven, when the 

building is ready 50 00 

23 ** Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, by Rev. B. 

H. Paddock, additional 3 33 

27 ** St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor, Rev. 
R. T. Howard, from S, S. Class, Miss Bing- 
ham, Teacher 3 00 

June 9 ** Grace Church, Whitestone, Rev. B. H. Abbott 55 00 
18 *' Grace Church, South Oyster Bay, per Bishop 

Littlejohn 1 29 85 

21 ** Church of Our Saviour, Rev. R. C. Booth. ... 21 00 

July 2 ** St. George's Church, Hempstead. ., 20 00 

2 " St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth 130 45 

7 ^' St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor, Rev. 

R. T. Howard 5 00 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 37 

July 21. To Associate Mission^ Riverhead Collection at 

Y aphank $6 08 

21 *' Church Holy Trinity, Greenport 8 75 

21 *' Christ Church, Sag Harbor 3 95 

21 " St. Luke's Church, East Hampton, Rev. Thos. 

Cook 8 25 

24 " Mission at Greenfield,. Dr. Van Klecck 8 60 

Sept. 7 " St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor, Rev. 

R. T. Howard 10 00 

12 " St. Mark's Church, Islip, Rev. Reuben Riley. . 30 58 

23 " " <• Cold Spring Harbor, Rev. 

R. T. Howard 8 00 

Oct. 14 *' Church Holy Trinity, part Collection for Mis- 
sion 13th inst., Mr. C. A. Townsend 581 25 

16 " James Potts, from Missionary Committee of 

New York 35 00 

22 " St. Mary's Church, Ronkonkoma, Mr. F. A. 

Kirby 3 00 

23 " St. Thomas* Church, Brooklyn, by Mr. Jno. 

T. Walker, Treasurer, special for the debt 

on St. Thomas' Church, Cooper ave 25 00 

Nov. 1 " Christ's Church, Oyster Bay, Rev. R. G. Hut- 
ton . . 24 00 

2 " Church Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, part Collec- 
tion 13th Oct., by Mr. C. A. Townsend, 
Treasurer 287 25 

Dec. 7 " Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn, Rev. C. R. 

Baker 17 87 

Jan. 2 *' St. James* Church, Smithtown, by Mr. A. 

V.Blake 11 18 

5 " Trinity Church, Rockaway, Rev. R. T. Pear- 
son 15 75 

5 '* Church of Holy Trinity, balance of Collection 

Oct. 1 3, by C. A. Townsend S° 4^ 

Dec. 30 *' Loan Brooklyn Bank, ^1,500, less Int. 3 months, 

•26.47 1,473 S3 

6 ** Church of Holy Trinity, from Mrs. Lyons, by 

Rev. C. H. Hall 2 30 

Feb. 18 ** Grace Church, Jamaica, J. W. Crane, Treas. . jj 30 
20 " Grace Church, Brooklyn, E. D., Rev. W. S. 

Chadwell 31 22 



38 Diocese of Long Island. 

Mar. 11. To St. John's Church, L. I. City, H. K. White, 

Treasurer $14 78 

13 ** St. Matthew's Church, Brooklyn, Rev. C. S. 

Williams 26 50 

18 " St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn, Wm. T. Male, 

Treasurer 44 10 

21 *' Church of Good Shepherd, Rev. Mr. Cornwell 23 03 
Grace Church, Brooklyn, by Mr. H. E. Pierre- 

pont 1,269 34 

April 6 '^ St. Paul's Church, Glen Cove 14 18 

" Grace Church, Brooklyn, Mr. H. E. Pierrepont 200 00 
7 " St. George's Mission, Flushing, Rev. J. Hinton, 

from S. S. Class, Easter Offering 4 00 

7 " Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn, J. W. Whitney, 

Treasurer 23 00 

Mar. 31 ** Loan from Brooklyn Bank, $1,500, less Int. 

126.83....- 1,473 17 

Ascension Church, Greenpoint, Rev. Thomas 

W. Haskins , 21 58 

April 8 " James Post, from Missionary Committee of New 

York 35 00 

8 " St. John's Church, Cold Spring Harbor 6 00 

8 " Mrs. Dr. Foesh's Sunday school class for 

Diocesan Missions, by Rev. R. T. Howard. . * 25 

9 '* Church Reformation, Rev. J.G. Bacchus 20 31 

14 " " Redeemer, Astoria, Rev. E. D. Cooper 73 25 
20 '•' St. George's Church, Astoria, J. F. Bartow, 

Treasurer 136 46 

2 " St. Peter's Church, Rev. Dr. Paddock, by Mr. 

Jno. F.Walker, $18.43 ^'"^"^ S* ^'^ ^S-S^ ^^^"^ 

Mission Chapel 108 52 

April 24 *' St. George's Church, Flushing, J. C. Smith, 

D.D 102 46 

29 *' St. Marks' Church, Brooklyn, E.D., Rev. S. 

M. Haskins 23 05 

29 " St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn, Mr. W. H. 

Male ... 41 55 

May 4 " Christ Church, Brooklyn, E. D., Jas. S. Beams 83 05 
4 •• St. Luke's " •' Mr. W. H. Flee- 

man 24 18 

7 *' Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn, D. A. 

Smith, Treasurer 75 00 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention, 1 874. 39 

May 7 To St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, Rev. T. S. ' 

Drowne , ^40 29 

10 " St. Paul's Church, Flatbush, Rev. Dr. Van 

Klccck 33 CO 

u '' Zion's Church, Little Neck, Rev. H. M. 

Beare 127 44 

14 " Sunday School of £mmanuel Church, Brooklyn, 

J. P. Cameron, Superintendent 1 5 00 

14 " Christ's Church, Manhasset, Rev. J. E. Ho- 

mans 22 78 

18 '' St. Luke's Church, Brooklyn, Rev. Dr. Diller 

(additional) 5 00 

18 " St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, Mr. J. C. Smith, 

Treasurer 1 08 03 

18 " Trinity Church, East New York, Rev. J. L 

Elsegood 13 40 

18 ** Church of Messiah, Brooklyn, W. N. Seymour, 

Treasurer ^4 39 

i8 " St. George's Church, Brooklyn, Smith Tuttle, 

Treasurer 15 25 

19 " St. George's Church, Hempstead, Rev. W. H. 

Moore , 31 90 

19 " St. James' Church, Brooklyn, James Cole, 

Treasurer 103 50 

19 "St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn, Rev. W. F. 

Fitch 20 00 

19 '* Associate Missions, Grace Chapel, Riverhead, 

$5.42; St. John's, Islip, $7.10; St. Paul's, 

Patchogue, $2.51 ; Chapel at Sayville, ^7.36 22 39 

$8,674 47 



Special Collections by Members of Missionary Committee to 
make up fund equal to previous year. 

Mr. J. A, Hewlett, by self. $207 00 , 

" W. H. Flecman, by S. D. C. Van Bokkelen 25 00 

" Jno. D. Jones " " . . 100 00 

" Wm. P. Clyde, by E. Todd 50 00 

•• R. P. Bruff " ,. 50 00 

" Edward Todd " 50 00 



40 Diocese oj Long Island. 

Mr, Jno. D, Cocks, by E. Todd $25 00 

" S. L. Hustcd, by S. D. C. Van Bokkelen 50 00 

" Jas. S. Cornell, by E. Todd 25 00 

'* Jas. Maurice, by Bishop Littlejohn 100 00 

" Chas. R. Marvin, by " 50 00 

" Jno. R, Maurice, by *' 100 00 

*' J. W. Greene, by self 50 00 



2 00 



%9,556 47 

Edward Toddy Treasurer, in account with the Missionary Committee, 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1873. Dr. 

June 14. By Miss Coaklay, 1 month's salary to June ist, for 

services at Public Institutions $37 50 

24 " W. H. Trezevant, one quarter's stipend to July 

1st 100 00 

July 1 " Rev. Thos, Cook, one quarter's stipend or sal- 
ary Associate Mission 500 00 

3 *' Miss Coaklay, 1 month's stipend to July 1st. . . 37 50 

17 " Rev, J. W. Buckmaster, for services at Green- 

port and Shelter Island 1 00 00 

18 ** Rev. Newland Maynard, one quarter's stipend, 

services at St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 100 00 
18 " Rev. H. B. Cornwell, one quarter's stipend for 

services at Church of Good Shepherd 125 00 

18 " Rev. R. B. Van Kleeck, services at Greenfield 50 po 
Aug. 4 " Miss E. J. Coaklay, services at Public Institu- 
tions to ist inst 37 50 

Sept. 16 " Miss E, J, Coaklay, services at Public Institu- 
tions to 1st inst . 37 50 

30 " Geo. F. Degan, services at Port Jefferson 120 00 

Oct. 7 " W. H. Trezevant, one quarter to Oct. 1st, 

services at Brownsville and Cooper ave 100 00 

9 " Rev. J. W. Buckmaster, one quarter's stipend 
to Oct. 1st, services at Greenport and Shel- 
ter Island 100 00 

9 " Miss E. J, Coaklay, services at Public Institu- 
tions to Oct. 1st. . . . 37 50 



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Proceedings of the Seventh Convention y 1874. 41 

Oct. lo, Bv Rev. Mr. Irvine, for services at Brookhaven 

and Patchogue ^60 00 

10 *' Rev. Ncwland Maynard, one quarter's stipend 

to Oct. ist, St. Paul's, Brooklyn, E. D ioo 00 

1 1 ** Rev. H. B. Cornwell, services at Church of 

Good Shepherd to Qct. 1st 125 00 

• ii " Rev. R. B. Van Kleeck, D.D., one quarter's 

stipend for services at Greenfield to Oct. 1st 50 00 
1 5 *' Rev. Thomas Cook, one quarter's salary to Oct. 

1st, services at Associate Mission, Riverhead. 500 00 

28 '' Rev. W. H. Trezevant, for debt on St. 

Thomas' Church, Cooper ave., from St. 

Peter's Church, Brooklyn, special 25 00 

14 *' W. H. Trezevant, services at Cooper ave. to 

16th inst S3 84 

24 *' Rev. J. C. Hewlett, one quarter's stipend to 

Oct. 1st, services at Oakdale 50 00 

25 " Rev. J, H, Prescott, one quarter' s stipend to 

Oct, 1st, services at Sayville, St. Mark's. ... 50 00 

25 " Rev. W. Mowbray, one quarter's stipend to 

Oct. I St, services at Sag Harbor 75 00 

29 " J. N. W, Irvine, for services at Sayville and 

Yaphank, by order of the Bishop 40 00 

Dec. I " Miss E. J. Coaklay, 1 month's services at Pub- 
lic Institutions 37 50 

5 " Printing cards $5 00 ) 

" Receipts 2 25) 72^ 

29 '' Miss £. J. Coaklay, 2 months' stipend to Jan. 1 , 

1874 75 00 

** " Rev. J. C. Hewlett, one quarter's stipend to 

Jan. 1, 1874, services at Oakdale 50 00 

" " Rev. J. H. Prescott, one quarter's stipend to 

Jan. 1, 1874, services at Sayville 50 00 

** *' Rev. Wm. Mowbray, 4 month's stipend to Jan. 

1 , 1 874 150 00 

*' " Rev. Thos. Cook, one quarter's salary to Jan, 
I, 1874, services at Associate Mission, Riv- 
erhead 500 00. 

30 " Rev. R. B. Van Kleeck, D. D., one quarter's 

stipend to Jan. 1, 1874, services at Green- 
field 50 00 



42 Diocese of Long Island. 

Dec. 30. By Rev, H. B. Cornwcll, one quarter's stipend to 

Jan. I, 1874, services at Church of the Good 

Shepherd $125 00 

" '' Rev. Newland Maynard, one quarter's stipend 
to Jan. I, 1874, services at St. Paul's Church, 

Brooklyn, E. D . . ^ 1 00 00 

*' ** Rer. C. H. Babcock, 4 month's stipend to Jan. 

1864, services at St. George's, Brooklyn. ... 166 66 
" " Rev. J. W. Buckmaster, one quarter's stipend 
to Jan. 1, 1874, services at Greenport and 

Shelter Island 1 00 co 

Jan. 5 " Rev. Mr. Tomlins, for services to Jan. 1, 1874, 

at St. Timothy's Mission, Brownsville 23 08 

21 " Rev. Geo. H. Chadwell, services to Jan. 1, at 

Cooper ave. Mission 23 08 

Feb. 2 " J. N. W. Irvine, services at Yaphank and 

Brookhaven to Jan. 1st 20 00 

2 '* E. Baird Smith, to Jan. 1st, for services at 

Port Jefferson 40 00 

March 28 " Paid loan Brooklyn Bank (see loan, Dec. 30, 

4873) 1,50000 

28 *' Miss E. J. Coaklay, 1 month to Feb. 1st, ser- 
vices at Public Institutions 37 50 

Apiil I " Rev. Geo. H. Chadwell, one quarter's stipend 

to date, services at Cooper ave. Mission. ... 50 00 

** " Rev. W. H. Tomlins, one quarter's stipend to 

April 1st, services at Brownsville 50 00 

** *' Rev. J, W. Buckmaster, one quarter's stipend to 
April 1st, services at Greenport and Shelter 

Island 1 00 00 

" Rev. C. H. Babcock one quarter's stipend to 

April 1, services at St. George's, Brooklyn. . 125 00 
'^ Rev. Newland Maynard, two quarters' stipend 
to April 1st, services at St. Paul's, Brooklyn, 

E. D 1 00 00 

*' " Rev. H. B. Cornwell, one quarter's stipend 
for services at Church of the Good Shep- 
herd 125 00 

" *' Rev. R. B.Van Kleeck, one quarter's stipend to 

April 1st, services at Greenfield 50 00 

** Rev. Thos. Cook, one quarter's salary to April 

1st, at Associate Mission, Riverhead 500 00 



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April I. By Rev. Wm, Mowbray, one quarter's stipend to 

April I8t, services at St. Paul's, Sag Harbor. . $75 00 
" Rev. J. H. Prescott, one quarter's stipend to 

April ist, services at Sayville 50 00 

** Rev. J. C. Hewlett, one quarter's stipend to 

April isty services at pakdale 50 00 

Miss E. J. Coaklay, 2 months' stipend to April 

1st, services at Public Institutions 75 00 

J. N. W. Irvine, for services to April 1st at 

Brookhaven 65 00 

E. B. Smith, to April 1st, services at Port Jef- 
ferson 30 00 

May 8 '* Miss E. J. Coaklay, 1 month to May 1st, ser- 
vices at Public Institutions 37 50 

19 '' Paid loan at Brooklyn Bank (see March 31, 

loan) 1^500 GO 

18,598 91 

Receipts .1 •q.SS^ 47 

Disbursements $8,598 91 

Cash on hand $957 5^ 

Audited and found correct. 

Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen. 
On motion of Mr. C. L. Twing, it was 

Resolved, That the Report of the Missionary Committee, and the 
Treasurer's Statement be printed separately from the journal for general 
distribution. 

On motion of Mr. Julian Allen, it was 

Resolved, That the Rev. Dr. Johnson and the Secretary be instructed 
to publish such portions of the Report of the Deaconess as they may 
deem advisable in connection with the Report of the Missionary Com- 
mittee. 

The Right Rev. the Bishop addressed the Convention 
upon the work accomplished by the Female Diaconate. 

The hour for adjournment having arrived, the Conven- 
tion took a recess to eight o'clock this evening. 



44 Diocese of Long Island. 

Tuesday Evening, May \gth, 8 o'clock. 

The Convention re-assembled. 

The Right Rev. the Bishop continued the delivery of his 
Triennial charge. 

The Rev. Dr. Diller, at the request of the Bishop, took 
the chair. 

» 

An invitation was extended from the Bishop to the Clergy 
and Lay Delegates, to meet him at the Episcopal residence 
after adjc^urnment. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to the usual hour 
to-morrow morning. 



Cfte g^ecottlJ I3ag. 



Wednesday, May zoik, 9I o'clock^ A,M. 

The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. William S. Adam- 
son, Assistant Minister of St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, the 
Bishop pronouncing the Absolution. The Lessons were 
read by the Rev. John G. Bacchus, Rector of the Church 
of the Reformation, Brooklyn, and the Rev. John H. Prcs- 
cott, of St. Paul's, Patchogue. The Rev. Francis Peck, 
Rector of Calvary Church, Brooklyn, said the Creed, 
Litany and Prayers. The Bishop announced the 121st 
Hymn, and said the concluding Collects. 

The Right Rev. the President took the Chair, and 
called the Convention to order. 

The Minutes of the proceedings of yesterday were read 
and approved. 

The names of the Clergy and of the Lay Delegates not 
present yesterday were called, and several persons answered 
to their names and took their seats. 

The Rev. Dr. Cox presented and read a further 

Eeport 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE INCORPORATION AND 

ADMISSION OF CHURCHES. 

The Committee on the Incorporation and Admission of Churches re- 
spectfully report : 

That they have examined the Documents and Application of St. 



46 Diocese of Long Island. 

George's Church, Brooklyn, and find the same to be correct, and in 
accordance with the provisions of the Canons. 

They, therefore, present the following Resolution : 

Resolved, That the Parish of St. George's Church, Brooklyn, be ad- 
mitted into union with this Convention. 

Samuel Cox. 
Dan Marvin. 
Solomon Townsend. 

Brooklyn, May 20th, 1874. 



The recommendation contained in the Report was, on 
motion, adopted, and 

St. George*s Church, Brooklyn, 

was admitted into union with the Convention. 

The Certificate of Lay Delegates from this Parish was re- 
ceived, and the members present answered to their names, 
and took their seats. 

On the motion of the Hon. Mr. King, the following pre- 
ambles and resolutions were adopted unanimously. 

Whereas, The members of this Convention have listened with great 
attention and instruction to the thorough, learned, and exhaustive treat- 
ment by our Bishop of the two heads embraced in his Triennial Charge 
of this and the past year ; and 

Whereas y a third and most important branch of a kindred subject, viz. : 
Pastoral Duty, remains yet to be discussed, and for the lacic of time can- 
not now be entered upon ; therefore. 

Resolved, That we return our thanks to the Bishop for the very able 
expositions he has already made, and earnestly request that he will con- 
clude the remaining portion of the charge as to Pastoral Duties, at the 
next Annual Convention of this Diocese. 

Mr. Pierrepont, from the Trustees of the Episcopal 
Fund, presented and read the 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention ^ 1 874. 47 

Report 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund respectfully report : 

The receipts and disbursements since the last report, have been as fol- 
lows, to wit : 

Cash in Bank, May 13th, 1873 ^97'63 

Receipts : 

Interest on account Permanent Fund .... $3,465.00 
" Bonds \ind Notes ^55-75 

^4*320.75 
Episcopal Fund : 

Cash Contribution from Free Church of the 

Redeemer, Astoria 5.00 

4»325-75 

♦4,423.38 
Payments : 

On account. Bishop's Salary $4,267.65 

Insurance on Bishop's residence 53* 10 

4,320.75 

Balance in Bank $102,63 

The Fund now consists as follows : 

Bonds of Churches $ 1 5,650 00 

Notes of Churches 175 00 

Bonds and Mortgages 35,000 00 

Bonds and Mortgages guaranteed by the ) 

Equitable Trust Co. of New London J 2,000 00 

Cash in Phenix Bank 102 63 

$52-,927.63 
Thus showing an increase in the Fund, since last report, of $5.00. 

Henry Pierrepont, 

John D. Jones, 

Chas. R. Marvin. 

Trustees. 
Brooklyn, May 20th, 1874. 



48 Diocese ofTLong Island. 

On nomination by the Rev. Dr. ScHENCK, Mr. Andrew H. 
DeWitte was duly elected by the Convention to fill a va- 
cancy in the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Fund. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Drowne, it was 

Resolved, That a special committee be appointed to devise and report 
a plan for the enlargement of the permanent Episcopal Fund. 

The President appointed as this Committee, the Rev. 
Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Mr. Charles R. Marvin and Mr. 
Charles A. Townsend. 



The Rev. Dr. Schenck presented and read the 

Eeport 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND 

INFIRM CLERGYMEN. 

The Trustees beg leave to report, with reference to the Fund commit- 
ted to their custody and administration, that 

There has been received in the Conventional years, 1873-74, 

to May i6th, from 56 Churches $2,185 ^9 

The demands upon the fund have been 1,250 00 

While the Trustees are pleased to report a liberal contribution from 56 
Churches, enabling them to make all necessary disbursements and add 
something to the Permanent Fund, yet it is a source of regret to them to 
be obliged to report 16 Parishes as neglecting to make an annual collec- 
tion. The amount received by the Treasurer from the Churches falls 
short of last year by about one hundred dollars. 

The following is a summary of receipts and payments during the Con- 
ventional year, 1873-74 : 

Receipts : 

Cash on hand May 19, 1873 ^52,223 ^9 

Received since for interest on investments. i>527 11 

from 56 Churches 2,185 ^9 



€( 



15,936 09 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ '874. 49 

Payments : 

Made on order of the Bishop to five Clergymen ^1,25000 

Cash on hand. May 16, 1874 4,686 09 



$5,936 09 



Capital of Fund at present : 

Cash on hand at interest 7 per cent 84,686 09 

Four bonds and mortgages, 7 per cent 19,500 00 



^^24, 186 09 



A mortgage for $5,000 is now under examination, with reference to the 
investment of the amount, as part of the Permanent Fund. 

The following circular note was sent to the clergy of the Diocese, un- 
der date of Nov. 17, 1873, and with this the Trustees ccnclude their 
report : 

*' The undersigned only feel that it is necessary to * stir up the pure 
** minds ' of the Rectors ' by way of remembrance,' touching the great im- 
** portance of the Thanksgiving Offerings to this Fund. For any statistics 
** that may be desired, they would refer to the report made to the last 
" Annual Convention. For any increased stimulation to liberality in this 
•* behalf, they would suggest the increasing years of many of the beloved 
«* brethren in the Ministry in this Diocese, and the probable increase, at 
•* an early day, of inevitable demands upon this slowly accumulating Fund. 
** May our Great Head and High Priest so enlighten and enlarge the 
** hearts of the lovers of the Ministry of Christ, that they abate not a whit 
*' of their usual contributions to the support of the aged veterans, but 
*• rather augment their gifts in such measure as shall ensure to those who 
" • minister about holy things * that they may indeed * live of the sacri- 
" • fice.' '• 

A. N. LiTTLEJOIIN, 

Noah Hunt Schenck, 
John A. King, 
N. Denison Morgan, 
Alexander V. Blake, 

Trustees. 



5'o Diocese of Long Island. 



FUND FOR AGED AND INFIRM CLERGYMEN. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, in account with the 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1873. Dr. 

May 19 Balance brought down, cash on hand ^2,223 09 

20 Received from St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn. . . 29 00 

" Guion " " ... 23 58 

June 20 ** " St. George's " Astoria 108 95 

July 7 " Six month's Interest on Bond and Mortgage, 

$3,000 105 00 

Aug. 1 '* Six month's Interest on Bond and Mortgage, 

$7,500 262 50 

Sept. 1 1 " from St. James' Church, Newtown 39 ^5 

22 *t t€ Caroline " Setauket 3 50 

^* Six month's Interest on Bond and Mortgage, 

$5,000 175 00 

Oct. 23 ** Six month's Interest on Bond and Mortgage, 

$4,000 1 40 00 

N0V.28 " from Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights... 155 72 

*" Church of the Good Shepherd, 

Brooklyn 3080 

Dec. I ** from Christ Church, West Islip 15 00 

South Brooklyn 13451 

" St. Paul's " Flatbush 3656 

" " St. Saviour " Maspeth 68 40 

3 *' " Church of Our Saviour, Brooklyn. . . 18 00 

" *' St. John's Church, Islip 5 00 

" " All Saints' " Brooklyn 23 00 

" " Trinity " East New York. . 11 53 

" " St. Matthew's Church, Brooklyn 8 70 

'* " St. Mary's '< " 52 68 

" " Christ " Oyster Bay... 446 

4 " " '* " Williamsburgh 44 29 
** *• Church of the Redeemer, Astoria.. . 18 00 

6 ** " Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn 351 15 

" " Grace " Jamaica 61 60 

9 " " St. James' " Brooklyn 133 30 

« « St. Mark's " '« E. D... 21 10 

St. John's " Cold Spring.. io 00 



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Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1 874. 5 1 

Dec. g Received from Grace Church, Williamsburgh. .. .. $21 27 

Church Charity Foundation, Brook- 
lyn 4 56 

St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn 51 30 

Church of Holy Trinity, Grcenport. 3 30 

11 «« «< St. George's Church, Flushing 139 21 

" •' Church of Redeemer, Brooklyn 84 Oq 

18 " " Emmanuel Church, *' 37 35 

" " Calvary " " E. D... 16 37 

20 *' " St. Paul's " Williamsburgh. . . . . 21 00 

22 " " Trinity " Rockaway 22 45 

" ** Grace Church Chapel, Brooklyn... 7 37 

27 •' ** Christ " Bay Ridge 23 00 

29 " '* St. George's Church, Astoria 87 5 1 

30 ** " St. James' *' Smithtown 6 69 

1874. 

Jan. 4 " " St. Mark's " Islip 1445 

7 "Six month's interest on Bond and Mortgage 

$3,000 105 CO 

20 " from St. John's Church, Long Island 

City 492 

21 <* « St. Peter's *' Brooklyn 5687 

30 " Six month's interest on Bond and Mortgage, 

$7,500 262 50 

" from Grace Church, Whitestone 10 00 

** " St. George's Church, Hempstead 10 50 

Feb. 25 ** Interest on cash loaned 1 3 08 

Mar. 10 ** from Ascension Church, Greenpoint 4 35 

16 " " Zion " Little Neck 6500 

20 ** Six month's interest on Bond and Mortgage 

$5,000 175 00 

April 4 ** from St. Paul's Church, Glen Cove 23 75 

\\ «« «« Christ " Manhasset 12 29 

29 " " St. Paul's " Patchogue i 00 

" ** St. Barnabas' Chapel, Say ville 1 00 

30 *' " St. John's Church, Brooklyn 7 20 

May 1 " Six month's interest on Bond and Mortgage 

$4,000 .• 1 40 00 

2 " Interest on cash loaned 149 03 

4 " from St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn 3 00 

" " St. Mark's " •* 1 7 00 



5^ 



Diocese of Long Island. 



May 6 Received from Chapel at Youngport 

** ** St. John's Church, Huntington.... 
9 ** •• St. Barnabas' " Brooklyn 



May i6. Cash brought down, on hand 



%2 

8 

lO 


40 
10 
00 


*5j936 
*4,686 


09 
09 



1873. Cr. 

July I Paid upon order of Bishop Littlejohn ^75 00 

•* " ** 75 00 

'* •« ** ' 7f; 00 

'* " *• 7S 00 

Oct. 1 " *' *' 75 00 

" " " 75 00 

" " *< 75 00 

'* " " 7S 00 

Dec. 4 " " " 100 00 

1874. 

Jan. 2 " " " 75 00 

*' " " 75 oc 

'* " " 75 00 

Mar. 24 " " " 100 00 

April 1 '* " •• 75 00 

" " " 75 00 

" " " 75 00 

May 16 Cash on hand 4,686 09 



•5.936 09 



Summary of Receipts. 

Cash on Hand May 19, 1873 4 ^2,223 09 

Received Interest on Investments *>527 11 

** from 56 Churches 2,185 ^9 

♦5,936 09 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ ^874. 93 



Capital of Fund at Present. 

Cash now on hand $4,686 09 

4 Bonds and Mortgages 19*500 00 

$24,186 09 

Summary of Payments. 

Paid on order of Bishop Littlejohn to 5 different clergymen.. $1,250 00 
Ca^n on hand May 16, 1874 4,686 09 

$5,936 09 
Compared with vouchers, and found correct. 

John W. Laurence, 

ChaS. a. TOWNSENI), 

A uditing Comvtittee. 



Mr. PiERREPONT presented and read the 

Eeport 

OF THE. TRUSTEES OF THE ESTATE BELONGING TO 
THE DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND. 

In addition to the five conveyances, for five church sites, received last 
year, and reported to last convention ; the Trustees now report the fol- 
lowing donations received since : 

Deed No. 6. From the Rector, church wardens and vestrymen of St. 
Mark's Church, Islip, a church lot and building thereon, called Christ 
Church. The lot situated on Third avenue, between Sixth and Seventh 
streets— being 100 feet in front and rear, by 150 feet deep. The Deed 
is accompanied by a policy of insurance on the church edifice of $3,000, 
the premium, $24, insuring the premises up to Oct. [8th, paid. 

Deed No. 7. From S. B. Nicoll and wife an acre of ground together 
with the church edifice thereon, situated in the town *of Shelter Island. 
To be held in trust, for St. Mary's Church and congregation on Shelter 



54 Diocese of Long Island. 

Island, until such time as said church and congregation shall be duly 
organized. Then to convey the same to the officers of said church and 
their successors in office. 

Deed No, 8. From Charles Deake, July 13, 1872, conveyance to the 
Trustees in Trust for the Deaconess' Society House and lot No. 74 Second 
Place, Brooklyn. 

On the 1st of May, 1874, the above property was sold and conveyed 
to Donald Murray for the consideration of $12,500, subject to a mort- 
gage for $6,000 existing on the premises. 

The proceeds are to be invested by the President of the Deaconess* So- 
ciety, and to accumulate, and finally to be used in the erection of a build- 
ing for the Society on the ground of the Church Charity Foundation, to 
carry out the intention of the donor. 

Henry E. Pierrepont, 

Treasurer, 
Bft.ooKLYN, 19/A May^ 1874. 



On motion of the Rev. Mr. Moore it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Convention be given to the several 
donors of property to the Estate of the Diocese of Long Island, reported 
by the Trustees. 

On motion of the Hon. J. W. Gilbert it was 

Resolved, That the Standing Committee be authorized .to defray the 
incidental expenses of the Trustees of the Estate belonging to the Diocese 
of Long Island, from the Diocesan Fund. 



Mr. Pierrepont presented and read the 

Eeport 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE GENERAL 

THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The number of Students this year is 73, from 25 Dioceses. Of these 
7 are from this Diocese^ as follows : 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ i874- SS 

Senior Class, — Joseph Hooker, A.B.; Spencer S. Roche, A.M.; John 
Gardener Rosencrantz, 6.A. 

Middle Class. — George Harris Chadwell, B.A. 

Junior Class, — Henry Bedinger ; Joseph Perinchief Cameron ; Thos. 
B. Fulchur, A.B. 

The Seminary buildings have been put in good repair, and gas has been 
introduced into the students' rooms. 

A very commodious library has been constructed out of the former 
large room, and the chapel which was above it, by openings in the floor, 
and adding spiral stair-cases. The expense has exceeded three thousand 
dollars, which has been paid from the principal or invested funds of the 
Institution. 

A neat chapel has been arranged and furnished in the former library 
room, the cost of which was met by subscriptions, obtained by Professor 
Seymour, the Dean ad interim. 

Since the re-conveyance of the Mamaroneck property, and these im- 
provements in the buildings, the Trustees, apparently, have postponed in- 
definitely the proposed removal of the Seminary. 

The following contributions have been received from this diocese dur- 
ing the year : 

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights $75 96 

St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn 20 21 

St. Mark's " " 10 10 

St. Mary's *' " 5 00 

Caroline ** Setauket 3 00 

Zion " Little Neek 5 00 

J. A. King, subscription for gas 5 00 



I124 27 



The permanent fund has been encroached upon for repairs and the 
construction of the library. As the income of the fund is barely sufficient 
for current expenses, it is important that the amount consumed should be 
replaced by collections and by bequests. 

This Diocese is entitled to be represented by eighteen Trustees. The 
number is now filled, except three vacancies of three clerical members 
occasioned by the election of the Rector of Grace Church to the Epis- 
copate of Massachusetts, and the removal from this Diocese before the 
General Convention, of the Rev. Thomas Mullaby and the Rev. Dr. Van 
Kleeck. By the Constitution of the Seminary, the Trustees are appointed 



56 Diocese of Long Island. 

by the General Convention on the nomination of each Diocesan Con- 
vention. The General Convention may confirm or reject such nomina- 
tions. 

The present Trustees are : 

CUricaL 

Rev. Thomas Mallaby, Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., 

Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D., 

Rev. William H. Moore, Rev. Samuel Cox. D.D., 

Rev. Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.D., Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, 

Rev. Benjamin H. Paddock, D,D,, Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., 

Rev. Charles Henry Hall, D.D., Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Lay, 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. William Nicoll, 

Mr. Murray Hoffman, LL.D , Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 

Mr. John A. King, Mr. William Mulligan. 

The vacancies of Trustees, before the meeting of the General Conven- 
tion, are filled at the meeting of the Board of Trustees in June. 

The Committee offer for adoption the following resolutions : 

Resolved, That it is hereby recommended by the Convention, to the Rectors 
in charge of Parishes in this Diocese, to make, during the current year, a col- 
lection in aid of the fund of the General Theological Seminar}'. 

Resolved, That this Convention nominate to the General Convention, for 
election as Trustees of the General Theological Seminary, the present Trustees, 
and to fill the vacancies occasioned by the removal of three clerical trustees, 
nominate the Rev. George W. Smith, the Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., and 
the Rev. William A. Snively. 

T. Stafford Drowne, 
Henr\ E. Pikrrepont, 
John A. Kin(;, 

Covimittce. 
Brooklyn, 19M iVfav, 1874. 



On motion, the two resolutions recommended in the fore- 
going Report were adopted. 

The Secretary read the following 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 57 



OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE DIOCESAN FUND. 

The Committee upon the Diocesan Fund regret that they are not able 
to report as favorable a condition of the Treasury as heretofore. 

The receipts during the last Conventional year have been : 

From 56 Churches (six Churches less than last year, con- 
tributing) $i»i36 60 

There has been paid out for printing journal, mileage, etc. 987 79 



Leaving a balance on hand of ((148 81 



Your Committee having in view the assessment of the approaching 
General Convention, which will be not less than $300, and may be, $500, 
and the great uncertainty of collecting about $70, now owing to the Dio- 
cesan Fund, would recommend : 

1st. The printing of a less number of copies of the Convention Journal 
than heretofore, thereby saving a considerable sum. 

2d. The urging of Parishes to pay their Diocesan Fund Assessment for 
1874 promptly, by or before July 1st, and those that are in arrears to 
pay the amounts due at once. 

3d. Thit the Committee have power to assess the Parishes pro rata, 
enough to make up any deficiency toward the assessment to be made by 
the General Convention, after it is ascertained. 

Unless the back dues and the assessments for 1874 are promptly paid 
an additional assessment is inevitable. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. E. Masters. 

Brooklyn, May 20//7, 1874. 



58 



Diocese of Long Island. 



Mr. C. A. TowNSENi), from the Standing Committee on 
the Treasurer's Report, presented and read the 



Heport 

OF THE TREASURER OF THE CONVENTION. 

Ml, Alexander V, Blake, Treasurer, in account with Diocese of Long 

Island, 



1873. 
May 



Sept. 



Oct. 



Nov. 



19 
20 

21 



24 

»9 

25 
26 

1 

6 
10 



14 



20 
21 
22 

5 

6 

7 



Dr. 

Balance brought down, cash on hand $87 77 

Rec'd from St, John's Church, Cold Spring 5 00 

" St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn 20 00 

** Zion " Little Neck. . . 2000 

" St. Mark's " B'klyn, E. D.. 2500 

" Trinity " Rockaway 5 00 

*' Grace *' Jamaica 20 00 

" Christ ** Williamsburgh. 30 00 

" St. Saviour's *' Maspeth 12 00 

" St. Mary's " Brooklyn 30 00 

** Redeemer " Astoria 1 5 00 

*• Holy Trinity " Brooklyn 60 00 

St. Peter's " " 40 00 

St. Matthew's " " 15 00 

Good Shepherd " " 1 5 00 

" St. Mark's ** Islip 10 00 

" St. George's ** Flushing 20 00 

" St. Paul's " Brooklyn 20 00 

" " " Flatbush 15 00 

" Calvary " Williamsburgh . 10 00 

" St. James' " Newtown 18 00 

" " " Brooklyn 40 00 

" Grace " So. Oyster Bay. 7 00 

" St. Ann's " Brooklyn 80 00 

All Saints' " " 1 5 00 

" Christ " Bay Ridge 20 00 

" Messiah " Brooklyn 25 00 

" Redeemer " " 25 00 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 

Nov. 8 Rcc'd from St. John's Church, L. I. City 

12 '* Christ " Oyster Bay 

** Reformation " Brooklyn 

17 ** Grace " Williamsburgh . . 

18 " Christ '* Brooklyn 

20 " " " Manhasset, 

" St. Paul's " Williamsburgh.. 

Dec. 5 " <* " Glen Cove 

9 " Christ <* Sag Harbor 

St. Barnabas' " Brooklyn 

22 " Grace Church Chapel " 

29 " . St. George's Church, Astoria 

30 " St. James* " Smithtown 

3 1 " St. Stephen's " Brooklyn 



59 



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1874. 

Jan. 4 '* Grace " Whitestone 18 og 

30 '* St. George's " Hempstead 17 25 

" St. Luke's " Brooklyn 20 og 

C'ch of our Saviour, '* 1 8 gg 

March 23 " Emmanuel Church, '* 15 gg 

April 27 *' St. Thomas' Church, Ravenswood.. . . 5 gg 

29 " St. Paul's " Patchogue 3 gg 

St. Barnabas' " Sayville 4 gg 

May I *' Ascension " Greenpoint 25 gg 

4 " St. Mark's •* Brooklyn .8 gg 

5 *' Grace *' B'klyn Heights.. 6g gg 

6 " St. John's *' Huntington 12 gg 

7 " Caroline *' Setauket 75 

St. John's " Islip 5 gg 

9 " St. Mary's " Shelter Island. .. 2 gg 

$1,136 6g 

May 16 Balance brought down, cash on hand $148 81 

1873. Cr, 

May 2 1 Paid Rev. R. T. Pearson, mileage $2 gc 

** " J. W. Buckmastcr, mileage 9 gg 



6o Diocese of Long Island, 

May 21 Paid Rev. Thomas Cook, mileage ^7 3<^ 

" " A. J. Barrow, " 4 oo 

" " R. T. Howard, " 4 00 

" " C. H. Hall, D.D., for expenses at Con- 
vention ; ordered by resolution 50 00 

June 1 1 " account of A. Thompson for collation 97 cx> 

Oct. 8 " Kennard & Hay on account printing Journal 225 00 

23 " " *' " 225 00 

Nov. 8 " " " " 100 00 

Dec. 3 " Chas. F. Bloom, bill for printing 475 

5 " Kennard & Hay, balance of account 221 24 

" Rev. Thos. Mallaby for mileage 2 50 

20 " bill of Church Charity Foundation, for print- 
ing 6 00 

" for postage stamps 5 00 



1874. 

April 1 1 " bill Harry M. Gardner, Jr., for printing. ... 22 00 

May 9 " bill C. F. Bloom, Jr., for printing 3 00 

16 Cash on hand to new account $148 81 



$1,136 60 



Summary of Receipts. 

Cash on hand, May 19, 1873 $87 jj 

Received from 56 Churches since 1,048 83 



11,136 60 



Summary of Payments. 

Mileage paid to Clergymen $28 80 

Church of Holy Trinity, for expenses 50 00 

Collation 97 00 

Printing Journal 77 1 24 

Diocese printing 35 75 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ ^874. 61 

Postage stamps ^5 00 

Cash on hand. May 16, 1874 148-8 

♦ 1,136 60 

Compared with vouchers and found correct. 

Jno. W. Laurence, 
Chas. a. Townsend, 

A uditing Committee. 



On motion, the recommendations appended to the Report 
of the Standing Committee on the Diocesan Fund were ap- 
proved. 

On motion of Mr. Masters, it was 

Rtsolvtdy That should there be any deficiency to meet the appropria- 
tions made or to be made for the General Convention or other objects, 
from the Diocesan Fund, the Committee shall have power to make an ad- 
ditional assessment, pro rata, on the several Parishes of the Diocese to 
meet such deficiency. 



The Rev. Dr. Drowne, presented and read the 

Hcport 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SALARY OF THE BISHOP. 

The Committee " on the Salary of the Bishop " respectfully report ; 

That, pursuant to the resolution of the last Convention, assessments have 
been made upon the several Parishes of the Diocese, and the report of the 
treasurer shows the following results : 

Receipts : 

Cash on hand May 19, 1873 $759 02 

Received since from Episcopal Fund 4,267 65 

<« " ** 55 Churches 2,*464 75 

Total receipts *7>49i 42 



62 Diocese of Long Island. 

Payments : 

For Bishap's Salary $6,000 00 

Repairs on Episcopal residence 291 30 

6,291 30 

Balance on hand $1,200 12 



The balance on hand is sufficient to meet the claims on the fund until 
the 1st of July, when the next six months' assessments will be payable. 
There is still due from the churches, upon assessments which were due on 
or before the 1st of January last, over $500. Of this a portion is owing 
by feeble churches, but over $400 is due from Parishes abundantly able 
to pay, and the obligation ought to be promptly discharged. 

In recommending for the coming year the adoption of the following 
resolution, the Committee would express the hope that the Church 
throughout the Diocese will make arrangements for the prompt payment 
of the assessments on the 1st of July and. 1st of January, so that the treas- 
urer may at all times be able to meet the demands upon the fund promptly 
and without personal advances. 

Resolved^ That the Committee on the Salary of the Bishop make an equitable 
apportionment among the Parishes of the Diocese of a sum which, with the in- 
come of the Episcopal Fund, will secure the amount pledged by the Conven- 
tion for payment to the Bishop for the year 1875, together with the insurance 
and necessary repairs on the Episcopal residence, and that the same be paya- 
ble one-half on the ist of January and one-half on the ist of July in said year. 

T. Stafford Drowne, 
D. V. M. Johnson, 
W. H. Moore, 
Charles A. Townsend, 
Charles R. Marvin, 
Jno. T. Walker, 
Alex. V. Blake, 

Brooklyn, May \gth, 1874. 

THE TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE FUND FOR THE 

BISHOP'S SALARY. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, in account with the 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1873. * Dr. 

May 19 Balance brought down, cash on hand ^759 02 

20 Received from St. Andrew's Church, Brooklyn. ... 78 00 



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Received from Jno. D. Jones, Treas. Epis. Fund. . ^87 5 00 

St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn 36 00 

St. George's ** Astoria 36 00 

" St. Paul's " Flatbush 34 00 

Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn. . 20 00 

Grace Church, Jamaica 36 00 

St. John's Church, L. I. City 9 00 

St. Mark's " Williamsburgh.. . 36 00 

Holy Trinity ** Brooklyn 71 00 

" Caroline ** Setauket 3 50 

'* Church of the Redeemer, Astoria. . . 23 00 

" Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn 53 00 

" St. Matthew's " " 10 00 

Good Shepherd Church, Brooklyn.. 6 50 

St. George's *' Flushing... 53 00 

Holy Trinity " Greenport.. 5 00 

Church of the Atonement, Gowanus 7 50 

St Paul's Church, Brooklyn 18 00 

14 *' Calvary ** Williamsburgh.... 11 00 
" St. James* " Newtown 30 50 

20 " St. James' " Brooklyn 71 00 

21 ** St. Barnabas' Church, Brooklyn. .. . 5 00 

22 " Christ Church, West Islip 10 00 

" St. Ann's " Brooklyn 8g 00 

31 ** Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn. . . 36 00 

^ov. 5 *' St. Luke's Church, Brooklyn 36 00 

Christ " Bay Ridge 3750 

6 ** St. George's ** Hempstead 22 25 

12 " Christ " Oyster Bay. ... 17 50 

** Church of the Reformation, B'klyn. 25 50 

15 *' Jno. D. Jones, Treas. of Epis. Fund. 400 00 
17 ** St. Paul's Church, Patchogue 5 00 

*' St. Barnabas' ** Sayville 10 00 

20 , ** Jno. D. Jones, Treas. of Epis. Fund. 850 00 

" St. Paul's Church, Williamsburgh... 18 00 

23 *' St. John's " Islip 10 00 

)ec. 3 '* Jno. D. Jones. Treas. of Epis. Fund. 500 00 

5 ** St. Paul's Church, Glen Cove 20 00 

9 '* Christ " Sag Harbor .... f . 7 00 

29 ** St. George's " Astoria 36 00 

30 ** St. James' " Smithtown 6 00 

St. George's '* Flushing 5 3 00 



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Dec. 31 Received from St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn. .. %12 50 

" Christ " " 36 00 

1874. 

Jan. 4 ** St. Mark's *' Islip 1250 

St. Peter's ** Brooklyn 72 00 

Emmanuel " " 56 00 

** Grace ** Whitestone 25 50 

6 ** St. John's " Long Island City. . 900 

8 •* Calvary '< Williamsburgh 1800 

** Church of the Redeemer, Astoria. . . 23 00 

1 3 ** Grace Church, Jamaica 36 00 

Zion " Little Neck 36 00 

St. John's " Huntington 10 50 

St. Mary's ** Brooklyn 36 00 

Christ *' Bay Ridge 37 50 

Grace " South Oyster Bay ... 8 50 

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*' Church of Our Saviour, Brooklyn. . 18 00 

" Holy Trinity Church, " .. 7100 

St. Mark's ** Williamsburgh . 36 00 

" St. James* " Brooklyn 71 00 

St. Matthew's " '* 1000 

Church of the Redeemer, Brooklyn. . 25 00 

Church of the Messiah, ** .. 72 00 

St. Ann's Church, " . . 89 00 

" St. Paul's " Glen Cove 25 00 

'• Grace " B'klyn Heights. 142 00 

St. Paul's " Williamsburgh.. 18 00 

St. Mary's " Shelter Island. . . 10 00 

Church of the Reformation, B'klyn . . 25 50 

St. George's Church, Hempstead... 15 00 

Church of the Ascension, Greenpoint 22 00 

St. George's Church, Astoria 36 00 

St. Mark's " Brooklyn 4600 

Jno. D. Jones, Treas. of Epis. Fund. 1,500 00 

St. Barnabas' Chapel, Brooklyn 5 00 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor. ...... 7 00 

Grace ** Whitestone 25 50 

St. John's " Huntington 10 50 

Islip 5 00 

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Received from Our Saviour's Church, Maspeth 

St. Paul's Church, Flatbush 

Grace Church Chapel, Brooklyn 
St. Stephen's Church, 
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St. James* " Newtown . 
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1873. Cr. 

May ^ 1 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for June 

June 30 do do July 

July 10 Paid ac't of W.J. Miller for repairs on Epis. residence 

Aug. 1 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for August. . . ; 

Sept. 1 do do September 

Oct. 1 do do October 

Nov. I do do November 

Dec 2 do do December 

22 Paid W.J. Northridge, repairs on Epis. residence. 

3 1 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for January 

1874. 

Jan. 9 Paid C. K. Buckley, Jr., for repairs on Epis. residence 

Feb. 2 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for February 

Mar. 1 do do March 

Apr. 2 do do April 

May 1 do do May 

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Summary of Receipts, Etc. 

Cash on hand May 19, 1875 $759 02 

Received from Episcopal Fund since 4*267 65 

" 55 Churches since 2,464 75 



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66 Diocese of Long Island. 

Summary op Payments. 

Paid Biihop Litilejohn »6,ooo oo 

Piid repairs on Episcopal residence 291 3® 

CmH on hand May 16, i874.. i,«oo 12 

♦ 7>49' 4« 
Compared with vouchers and found correct. 

Jno. W. Laurence, 
Chas. a. Townsend, 

Auditing Committee. 

At the request of the President, the Rev. Dr. Schenck 
took the Chain 

On motion of the Hon. Mr. King, the resolution in the 
Report of the Committee was amended so as to include the 
annual apprx>priation of $250 for the 9ishop*s traveling and 
mcidental expenses, to commence on? the ist of July next 
The Txrsolution, as amended was« on motion, adopted. 

The Rev, Dr. Schenck presented and read the 

firpoTt 

OF THE ST.\NniNG COMMITTEE ON THE CHURCH 

CHARITY FOUNDATION. 

The oftce dew^lvinj \i|v*ii ih» Connnittee would probablj be dis- 
chtT|tvi[ Cttite cficieiitV if it c^a!*d iniure :^e Ckrgr and Laity of the 
DicvrK^ and eirevSa^y the inc!mV«eTs of the CoBTcntios, to read, with 
tKNt^tnslTiesk the Ar.Daa! Rctv« i>f cmr great dic«cenB duuitr. Here we 
ha^tw ilk aMe i^mniarr $tareTt>e£t$ ai>i zninctc ssatktkml details, a fiuthfbl 
ai»i tThawsti^^ exhiSst iV its x'';>a>i::)c^ii asi <vpera6c«m^ 

Bat w« haxY reaKu: to Mr that rV.» ra*:oaSleioctaMBi does not receiTe, 
eroeK at the hai:i$ {c' oc«n::«ra:;ve> irw^ that ckee exaninadoB wluch 
» » isiiisT^atsaSI't tc^ the Tcc^K-r arc»rec»arwt « the wotIl and wmno of 
the InstitvtiMis cc « hsch u trearv Hx^riaif jee yencd attcntioB to the 
TatfttT^^coa^i Aiir.iUL Retvc:, as v^t caite nesh froa tlie presa* jour 
C^Mnviittre w-^^cli hej: n^ eiibs: the ioteets: ^'dui Ccflrrcnnon in ccrtuB 
matttTv « hk-h ««» tc S? *v c-i- ?e?«c ^oii5x*«t ;wc naw ro tluNC who arc 
ei^a^ xt the o&^'. ^vnndcct of thss ohah^r. 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 67 

It is occasion of profound gratitude to the great Head of the Church 
that the past year has been one of unprecedented prosperity. The en- 
larged facilities, the well sustained morale, the widening interest among 
promoters of the charity, the enhancement of average religious senti- 
ments in the difterent departments, the blessings of comparative good 
health in the corps of conductors as well as in the body of beneficiaries, 
the sweet harmony in the general management, are indices of a broadening 
and brightening life to this beneficent venture of Christian faith. 

If additional evidence were needed of the practical value of the female 
Diaconate, it has been abundantly provided in the history of our Diocesan 
Charity. In the unflagging and cheerful devotedness of the Christian wo- 
men, who are in immediate charge of the machinery of the charity, ^^e 
have daily illustrations of the peculiar fitness of this agency for the benev- 
olent work of the Church. We desire to make record here of the fact 
that, if nowhere else, certainly in the Diocese of Long Island the problem 
of woman's work in the Church has triumphant demonstration. The six 
Deaconesses, who are prosecuting their quiet and successful labors in the 
Homes of the Aged and the Orphan, and in the Hospital, are a living re- 
buke to the apathy of that Christian sentiment, which has been so sluggish 
and reluctant in appreciating the eminent worth of their office. It is a 
subject of congratulation that, during the last Conventional year, the 
number of Deaconesses has been increased from seven to eleven ; and we 
can but indulge the hope that, ere many years shall elapse, we may count 
by scores these fellow- workers in the Lord, whose feet shall thread all the 
windings of human infirmity ; whose hands shall minister to every form 
of want and wretchedness ; whose hearts shall throb responsively to every 
wail of woe« and whose prayers shall rise appealingly for every child of 
sorrow. 

Many improvements have been made in the Orphanage during the 
year. The children are tenderly cared for and held under wholesome 
discipline. Their regimen is that of a well ordered Gospel nurture. They 
enjoy nearly, if not quite, all the comforts and advantages, and holy in* 
fluences of the best of Christian families. 

In the school department, under the skilled instruction of two thoroughly 
qualified and indefatigable Deaconesses, abundant opportunities are af- 
forded for acquiring a competent knowledge of all the ordinary branches 
of a good English education. 

We have to reiterate all we submitted in the report of last year touch- 
ing the advantage to the orphans directly, and to the pecuniary advan- 
tage of the Institution indirectly, of the printing establishment in con- 
nection with the Orphanage. The experience of another year only 
corroborates the views we advanced a twelvemonth since. The '* Helping 



68 Diocese of Long Island. 

Hand " has increased in circulation, and consequently in the profits of its 
publication ; and, we have good grounds to believe, has been instrumental 
in advancing the general interests of the Orphanage and its sister 
charities. 

It is greatly to be deplored that there is such narrow space for the 
printing industry. If a wing could be thrown out to the south of the 
Orphan House, over the unoccupied ground that is ** waiting to be pos- 
sessed," it would afford room that is absolutely necessary fo^ the proper 
development of this important interest. Such an enlargement would ad- 
mit of the employment of many more of our children, not only training 
them in a skillful mechanic art^ which would pledge to each an honest 
means of livelihood in the future, but thus earning for the Orphanage 
such profits of labor as would secure a fair interest to the investment in- 
volved, and, probably, reimburse it entirely at no distant day. Will not 
" the Father of the fatherless " put it in the heart of some godly man to 
administer his stewardship with an ear open to this crying want ? 

The Home for the Aged, like the Orphan House, is filled to its utmost 
capacity. The applications for admission to both are numerous and press- 
ing. The new building, wherein the Church has provided a Christian 
home for aged persons, is, in the opinion of this Committee, something 
quite sui generis. In the range of ordinary observation, there is not to 
be found a charity at once so decent and so delicate. Leaving out of 
view the mere supply of necessary wants, here are furnished private apart- 
ments equal to the average of the best homes ; an association equal to the 
average of the best society ; a religious atmosphere equal to the average 
of the best Christian communities. After this, what more can be said ? 
This can be said : there is no society, no community, and but few homes 
that can command the graceful, grateful, genial Gospel offices of such an- 
gels of mercy, such sisters of sympathy as that which is regularly admin- 
istered to those who are the guests of this department of our great Dio- 
cesan Charity. 

For many years we have been looking forward to the establishment of 
a Church Hospital. Temporary arrangements have been resorted to'from 
time to time to meet imperative exigencies, but it has been reserved to 
the past year to witness the erection of a hospital building on our ground, 
and to this Convention to receive the first report of its completion, equip- 
ment, and reduction to practical and efficient operation. Many numbers 
of this body will readily call to mind that stormy evening of St. John's 
day last, when a goodly number of enthusiastic churchmen met for the 
inauguration of the work in the new Bethesda. It was a memorable night. 
Our deodand, on that occasion, was a memorial consecration to Christ, 
the phyiscian to bodily infirmity, of the house called by the name of 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention, 1874, 69 

Him whom Jesus loved, that Jesus who is touched by the feeling of all 
our infirmities, those of body as well as those of souL 

St. John's Hospital is now in full operation. It is under the supervis- 
ion of the Deaconcss-in-Chief, assisted by a skillful staff of surgeons. New 
founuins of sympathy and support have lately been opened up, discovered 
in effluent streams of help, flowing to the Hospital through aquaducts 
leading from various parts of the Diocese ; and that without diminishing 
a drop of the volume that pours its tributury tide of benevolence to the 
other receiving reservoirs of this Church Charity. 

It is once more commended to the Parishes that they make the endow- 
ment of a bed a distinct specialty. This not only forges a peculiar link 
of interest between each Church organization and the Hospital, but guar- 
antees to the Hospital the pledged means of facile administration. 

Emphatic notice is due the valuable service which, under the Divine 
blessing, has been rendered our charitable institutions by the Rev. Dr. 
Camp, the temporary chaplain. He entered upon his duties early in 
Lent, and has been unrenutting in pastoral labors up to the present time. 
His ministrations are gladly received, as well by the young as the old, and 
especially by the sick and suffering. The inmates of the " Home for the 
Aged " are emphatic in grateful acknowledgements for the season of re- 
freshing they have recently enjoyed under Dr. Camp's pastorship. His 
kind offices to the children have been constant and largely blessed. A 
class of fifteen, of whom twelve were inmates of the Orphanage, was con- 
firmed by the Bishop at his regular Visitation on Ascension Day. 

All this happily vindicates the suggestion made by your Committee in 
the Report of last year, touching the very great importance to these in- 
stitutions of a resident chaplain. 

The visit made to the Church Charity Foundation by the members of 
this body since the assembling of the present Convention, cannot fail to 
produce salutary results, both immediate and continuing. Let it be clearly 
held in view that this Institution is Diocesan, and that the mere accident 
of near or remote residence should neither enhance nor diminish that in- 
terest which every Long Island churchman holds, or ought to hold, upon 
the basis of Christian principles, and with the bracing of loyal Church 
sentiment. Every department of the Church Charity is open to the 
nominees of Parishes and churchmen from every quarter of the Diocese. 
As help comes from all the posts of the Church within this jurisdiction, so 
would the noble charity that is thus sustained give back reciprocal bless- 
ings, and reaching out in all directions its agencies of Christian aid, lay 
benedictory hands upon every head that is exposed to the desolation of 
Orphanage, or bowed in the weakness of old age or laid low with the 
wasting of sickness. Your Committee beg to acknowledge the practical 



70 Diocese of Long Island. 

responses to the hint g^ven in the last Report, inviting contributions from 
the rural districts of the products of the garden, the farm, the orchard 
and the dairy. Gifts of this kind have been made during the last year, 
amounting in value to some f6oo or more, equal to, if not exceeding, one 
half of all the contributions, other than in money, which the Institution 
has received for the past twelvemonth. It is fondly hoped that these 
thoughtful givers will feel free to continue their well-timed and most ac- 
ceptable offerings. 

We arc led by the above to remind the Convention that the large in- 
crease, we may almost say the duplication, of the operations of the Church 
Charity Foundation has, of course, entailed a proportionately augmented 
expenditure in its administration. The Treasurer's Report discloses that 
we must submit to the painful fact of an annual deficit under our present 
scale of operations, unless immediate and general efforts are put forth to 
swell the revenues of the Institution. The Committee of Ways and 
Means formally brought before the last monthly meeting of the Board of 
Managers, a scheme for the proportionate assumption of the running ex- 
penses by the several Parishes of the Diocese. Either this or something 
akin to it must be at once resolved upon to awaken increased interest, and 
provide means to meet the increased expenditure. The attention of this 
Convention is earnestly solicited to this pressing matter, under the hope 
that some action may be taken previous to its adjournment ; or, if not, 
will not this statement be sufficient of itself to induce every earnest Chris- 
tian man and woman in the Diocese to resolve upon something more 
than they have previously done, and so by the aggregation of many com- 
paratively small efforts, the necessity for any formal action by this Con- 
vention may be obviated. 

Noah Hunt Schenck, 

Edwin Beers, 

William H. Fleeman, 

Committee. 
Brooklyn, yune 20, 1874. 

On motion of Mr. Floyd Jones, it was 

Reso/ved, That the visit of the members of this Convention to the 
Church Charity Foundation was one of unalloyed pleasure ; that we 
found the Institution as nearly perfect in all its arrangements and appoint- 
ments as it is possible to be, reflecting the highest credit upon all con- 
cerned in its management, and we warmly commend it to the continued 
sympathies and heartfelt liberality of the Diocese. 

The Rev. Mr. Maynard presented and read the 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention, 1874. 71 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The last Convention of the Diocese having given Canonical sanction to 
a Standing Committee, whose duty it should be to collect information 
and report generally on the Sunday-school work of the Diocese, that 
committee would now, most respectfully, submit the following as the 
result of their inquiry in the past year : 

In order to secure accurate and reliable information as to the various 
syttems of instruction pursued in the different schools of the Diocese, and 
also to enable each superintendent to furnish a written report of his own 
personal observation, and whatever additional suggestions his experience 
v^ould call out, blank forms were forwarded to all the Parishes, request- 
ing^ information as to the numerical strength of the school, what their 
special arrangement or system of classification was, how many years 
vrere necessary to complete that system of instruction, and a full list of all 
ihc.text books in use ? These reports have been filled in and returned 
by more than two-thirds of the Parishes, including all the larger and 
more influential schools of the Diocese. 

After a faithful and careful examination of these official returns, and 
having read the experience of the superintendents, your Committee are 
impressed deeply with the necessity of some system of instruction or 
scheme of classification that, by its uniformity and gradation, would be 
Found acceptable to the Diocese at \%rge. as adapted to the varying ages 
of the children. The information that has been derived from Reports 
on this particular, indicates a very unsatisfactory condition, if unity of 
teaching and gradation of work are to be considered desirable features in 
the management of this important branch of the Church's work. Many 
of the superintendents deprecating the unsystematic, desultory arrange- 
ments at present in operation, express, earnestly, the hope that some 
such classification may be evolved as will remedy this defect, and enable 
them to feel that the Sunday-school is more thoroughly doing its work. 
The variety of text books in use, each Parish having its own favorite, 
show how deplorable the loss of time must be, when children are, by re- 
moval, transferred to other schools. In some instances, the International 
series of books are in use, having certain recommendations as to arrange- 
ment, but clearly, whatever advantages they may possess, must be greatly 
eclipsed and overshadowed by the disregard they necessarily show as to 
the Christian year as given in our Book of Common Prayer, while again, 
certain books are in use that require five or six years to complete the 



72 Diocese of Long Island. 

series ; from the fluctuating character of city Sunday-schools, and the 
changes inseparable from large towns, your Committee feel that any sys- 
tem of instruction that would exceed four years, would not be for the 
besr interest of the pupil. 

In view of what has been said, we would recommend, for consideration 
in preparing some system, the following as worthy of attention from the 
advantages accruing to superintendent, teacher and pupil : 

Let each school, exclusive of Bible and infant classes, be divided into 
four divisions, representing the four years of instruction ; let there be as 
many classes in each division as the requirements of the school would 
demand. Let each Sunday in the Christian year be arranged so that all 
the fundamental and essentia] truths of the Collect, Epistle and Gospel be 
arranged in topics and graded into four questions. No. i, 2, 3, 4. Let 
the 1st year learn all questions, No. .1 of each topic; let the 2d year learn 
No. I and 2 ; 3d year. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4th year No. i, 2, 3, 4. By 
such a system the pupil gets all the fundamental truths of the Gospel the 
1st year, while his mind is deepened and enlarged by every succeeding 
year's instruction. The advantages to the Rector from such a system are 
as follows : 

He can, in a very few minutes, know exactly what his school is learning, 
and he is not prevented from doing so by a dozen different text books 
that have no gradation or unity of teaching. He can catechise the whole 
school and keep them all interested as the gradation of topics enables them 
all to understand. By this system the teacher has the work adjusted for 
the class, and has only to carry out the system of that division. When 
other teachers are absent, by amalgamating the classes of that division, 
a competent person is provided, and a Sunday is not, therefore, lost to the 
pupil, — a very important point. By such a system the pupil is promoted, 
when he is capable of taking the additional questions, while he b refreshed 
by having to repeat the past year's instruction with the additional work 
of the new division. In closing this section of our report on classification, 
we venture to assert that such a system would simplify greatly the man- 
agement of the school, and especially that most troublesome problem of 
adapting the instruction to the varying ages of the children. It has been 
well said " that a boy can preach, but it takes a man to catechise," so rare 
are the qualifications and so difficult the office. We think we speak 
within bounds when we say the lack of such a system has made many 
clergymen despair of much salutary results flowing from Sunday-school 
instruction. With less zeal and enthusiasm for the work, secular teachers 
have greater success, from the systematical arrangements or curriculum of 
the work. 

Your Committee would now ask your attention to the subject matter 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention, 1 874. 73 

taught, a question of such pregnant importance in the future, that we be- 
lieve that all shades of churchmanship will confess that no words can 
overestimate its influence and effect. 

To those who arc familiar with the past history of the Church, it will 
be no new information that the office of catechist has always been looked 
upon as a most important and responsible one, and that Bishops and the 
most learned divines have discharged the office in the primitive and 
purer days of the Church, while we all know that a Canon of the 
Church calls upon every minister to instruct his congregation in the 
essentials of the faith. It is not necessary, perhaps, to say, that the vener- 
able office of catechist has become obsolete, and that the Sunday-school 
has taken its place. Now if this is the case, clearly, it is a matter of very 
grave consideration, that the modern substitute does not lose sight of the 
essential intention of its foundation. We must all feel, that, if in the old 
days this duty of instructing the young on the elementary truths of the 
Go:.pe], was considered of vast consequence towards preventing error and 
heresy, that in the present time of mental activity and freedom of thought 
such an office has become more indispensable than ever ; while from 
pressure of services and sermons, and the disinclination on the part of con- 
gregations to attend a catechetical service, or rather to allow it to take 
the place of a sermon, the clergyman has to delegate, to his Sunday-school 
what was discharged in old times by the Rector or Minister. We state, 
then, that as the main and essential object of the catechist was to instruct 
on the fundamentals of the Gospel, so should the Sunday school have 
thb for its first object; that in the short time that is allowed, namely, one 
hour of each week, positive and objective teaching should be insisted 
upon ; that the implicit truths of each Sunday in the Christian year should 
be enforced ; and feeling the importance of this, that all systems of instruc- 
tion not built upon the Prayer Book and the Catechism, cannot possibly 
enable the Sunday-school to do its true work of educating the young to 
the distinctive teachings of the faith. 

In view of what has been said, your Committee would make the fol- 
lowing suggestion or recommendation : that a uniform system of instruc- 
tion be adopted in the Diocese, having unity of teaching and gradation 
work, and of such a character as would practically make the Sunday- 
school of the present answer the same intention of the catechist of the 
past. 

In making this recommendation, your Committee feel that they are ex- 
pressing the views of those who have been heard from at the Conventions 
of the Diocese, which, under the auspices of our good Bishop, have done 
so much to create healthy life and interest in the work ; and from the 
views expressed from all quarters, we feel confident that such a system 



74 Diocese of Long Island. 

would be very generally adopted, and meet a universal want of the Sun- 
day-schools of the Diocese of Long Island. 

N. Maynard, 
George W. Smith, 

C. L. TWING, 

S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, 
B. Richardson, 

Committee, 
Brooklyn, May lotk, 1874. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Smith it was 

ResolvedyThzt 500 copies of the Report of the Committee on Sunday- 
schools be printed, and with it the tabular statement of subjects and 
text books used in the Diocese, submitted by the Committee to the 
Convention ; to be distributed with the journals of the Convention, at 
the discretion of its Secretary. 

The Right Rev. the President appointed the following 
as the 

dtanbing Commtttte on Suniias 0ti)ool0. 

The Rev. Newland Maynard. The Rev. George W. Smith. 
Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen. Mr. Britton Richardson. 

Mr. C. L. TwiNc. 

Mr. Pearson from the Committee on Canons presented 
and read the 

ISitpoxt 

OF THE committee ON CANONS. 

The Committee on Canons to whom were referred the proposed 
amendments to Canon 10, Article I., recommend that said Canon be 
amended as follows : 

First, by adding to the Title of the Canon the words ** and other 
Benevolent Institutions." 

Second, by amending Section II. of said Canon, so as to read as 
follows : 

Sec. II. There shall be a Standing Committee appointed annually by 
the Bishop, whose duty it shall be to prepare and present to the Conven- 
tion a digest of all reports relating to the Foundation and other Benevo- 
lent Institutions of the Church. 

Robert T. Pearson, 

Brooklyn, May lotk, 1874. Chairman, 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention, 1 874. 75 

On motion, the proposed amendments to Canon 10, Article 
L, were adopted. 

On motion of Rev. Mr. MooRE, it was 

Resolved, That the Canons adopted or amended since 1870 be re- 
printed in the Appendix of the next Journal. 

The Right Rev. the President re-appointed the following 
as the 

dtaniiing Committtt 

ON THE CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION AND OTHER 

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS. 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. 

Mr. Edwin Beers, 

Mr. William H. Fleeman. 

On motion of the Hon. Mr. King, it was 

Resolved, That the members of the Convention feel very sensibly the 
absence of the Rev. Dr. Hall, and desire to express their sincere sympathy 
with him in his present bodily sickness, with the hope that in a brief period 
he may be restored to his usual vigor and strength. 

The hour having arrived, the Convention took a recess. 

Wednesday, i} 0^ clock P. M, 

On re-assembling, the Convention proceeded to the elec- 
tion of the Standing Committee and the Missionary Com- 
mittee of the Diocese, the Deputies and the Provisional 
Deputies to the General Convention. 

The names of the Clergy were called. by the Secretary, 
and of the Parishes by the Assistant Secretary ; and the 
members having deposited their ballots, the tellers retired to 
count the votes. 

At the request of the Bishop, the Rev. Robert Nelson, 
D.D.,of the China Mission, addressed the Convention. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, it was 

Resolved, That this Convention, having listened with pleasure to the 
Rev. Dr. Nelson, returning to his native land after twenty-three years of 
labor in advancing the Kingdom of Christ in China, extend to him their 



76 Diocese of Long Island. 

thanks for hU address, and invite him to a seat in the Convention during 
its sessions. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Standing Committee 
of the Diocese presented their Reports. 

Whereupon the following persons were declared duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, 
to be 

9ri)e StanMng Committtt of tl)e SDioceee. 

Clergy : 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., 
The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 
The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., 
The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D. 

Laity : 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, 
Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 
Mr. Edward Todd. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Missionary Committee 
presented their Reports : 

Whereupon the following persons were declared to be 
duly elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and 
Laity, to be 

$l)e IHiesionarg Committee. 

Clergy : 
The Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., 
The Rev. Charles W. Homer, 
The Rev. William A. Snively, 
The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D., 
The Rev. Caleb B. Ellsworth. 

Laity : 
Mr. Joseph W. Greene, 
Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 
Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, 
Mr. J. Augustus Hewlett, 
Mr. Edward Todd. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Deputies to the 
General Convention presented their Reports : 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ 1874. 77 

Whereupon the following persons were declared duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, 
to be 

£l)e SDeputtts to ti)e General CottDention. 

Clergy : 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., 
The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., 
The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D.D. 

Laity : 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, 
The Hon. John W. Hunter, 
Mr. John A. King, 
Mr. William Nicoll. 

On motion, there being one vacancy in the number of 
Clerical Deputies to the General Convention, it was ordered 
that an election of one Deputy be made. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Provisional Deputies 
to the General Convention presented their Reports : 

Whereupon the following persons were declared duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laityi 
to be 

Si)f {IroDUional SDeputies to ti)e General €ont)entton. 

Clergy : 

The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., 
The Rev. William H. Moore, 
The Rev. Robert T. Pearson. 

Laity : 

Mr. Henry P. Morgan, 
Mr. Charles A. Townsend, 
Mr. Seymour L Husted, 
The Hon. William H. Ludlow. 

The Convention then proceeded to ballot for one Clerical 
Deputy to the General Convention. There being no con- 



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currence of both orders, on motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, 
the vote by ballot was unanimously dispensed with, and 

The Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., 

was elected, and declared to be a Deputy to the next General 
Convention. 

The Right the Rev. the Bishop, in accordance with the 
Canon Of Discipline , nominated the following as 

9ri)e (SctUeiastical Court. 

The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D. D., 
The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., 
The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., 
The Rev. Wiluam H. Moore, , 

The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., 
The Rev. Charles R. Baker. 

Lay Assessor, 
The Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D. 

On motion of the Hon. J. W. Gilbert, it was unani- 
mously 

Resolved, That the persons nominated by the Bishop be, and they are 
hereby declared the Ecclesiastical Court of this Diocese, for the ensuing 
two years. 

On motion, the Convention proceeded to appoint, in ac- 
cordance with the Canon, one Clerical and two Lay Trustees 
of the Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen, to act with the 
Bishop and the Treasurer of the Diocese. Whereupon, the 
following were declared to be the 

STrustees of ti)e i^ttnb for %%tt anb Infirm Clergymen. 

The Right Rev. A N. Littlejohn, D.D., 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., 

Mr. John A. King, 

Mr. N. Denison Morgan, 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 



Proceedings of the Seventh Convention^ ^874. 79 

The Right Rev. the President appointed the following 
persons as the 

Committet on li)e Salary of ti)e Bt0i)O|). 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 

The Rev. D V. M. Johnson, D.D., Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

The Rev. William H. Moore, Mr. Charles A. Townsend, 

Mr. John T. Walker. 

The Rev. Mr. Moore called up the following preamble 
and resolutions offered by him yesterday, which on motion, 
were laid on the table : 

Whereas^ The resolutions concerning Ritual, which were passed at the 
last General Convention, have proved inefficient in restraining excesses 
and promoting ritual uniformity ; therefore 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention that a law should be 
enacted, which shall secure such uniformity, and preserve the Church 
from the unseemly and pernicious diversities which are increasing and 
threaten the peace and integrity of the Church ; and further 

Resolved, That the deputies to the General Convention from this Dio- 
cese be, and are hereby requested to use their utmost efforts to procure 
the enactment of such a law. 

The Right Rev. the Bishop appointed the following 

Committee on €i)ri0ttan (Sbucafion. 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 
The Rev. John G. Mulholland, 
The Rev. Wiluam A. Leonard, 
Mr. John D. Jones, 
Mr. James A. Hewlett, 
Mr. James H. WHhATLEY. 

On motion of Mr. King, it was 

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the Journal of the Proceedings of this 
Convention be printed, and distributed under the direction of the Sec- 
retary. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Drowne, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be given to the Rector, 



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• 

Wardens and Vestrymen of the Church of the Holy Trinity, for the use 
of this Church for our present session ; and that the usual appropriation 
of fifty dollars be made, and paid to the Rector of the Church of the 
Holy Trinity, for expenses incurred for the meeting of the Convention. 

On motion of Mr. Harsell, it was 

Resolved^ That the thanks of this House be given to the Secrftary and 
the Assistant Secretary, for their courteous and faithful services. 

On motion of the Hon. Mr. King, it was 

Resolved^ That the thanks of this House be returned to the Treasurer 
of Convention, for his efficient, prompt and faithful services. 

On motion of the Hon, J. W. Gilbert, it was 

Resolved, That after the reading and approval of the minutes of this 
day's proceedings, and the usual devotions, the Convention adjourn sine 
die. 

The Right Rev. the President called the Rev. Mr. Moore 
to the chair. 

The Minutes of this day's proceedings were read and ap- 
proved. 

The concluding prayers were said by the Rev. Dr. Has- 
kins, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Brookl3-n, E. D. ; the 
Right Rev. the Bishop pronounced the Benediction : 

And the Convention adjourned sine die. 



ABRAM NEWKIRK LITTLEJOHN, D.D., 

Bishop of Long Island, and President of the 

Convention. 
Attest : 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 

Secretary. 

Edmund D. Cooper, 

Assistant Secretary. 



THE ANNUAL ADDRESS 



OF THE 



Right Reverend Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D. D., 

Bishop of Long Island. 



DELIVERED BEFORE THE 



Seventh Convention of the Diocese, 



IN THE 



ittf)urcJ) of tf)e ?l^olg ^Trinitg, iStoofelgn, 

May 19M, A. D. 1874. 



6 



€6e Annual ^trlrress 



OF 



THE BISHOP OF LONG ISLAND. 



Dear Brethren of the Clergy and Laity: 

By the mercy of God we have not been called to mourn 
the loss by death of any of the Clergy of the Diocese during 
the year past. The Church at large, however, has been 
sadly afflicted by the deaths of three of its Bishops — Bishop 
Armitage, of the Diocese of Wisconsin ; Bishop Randall, 
Missionary Bishop of Colorado; and Bishop Auer, Missionary 
Bishop of Cape Palmas. The personal and official character- 
istics of these eminent and devoted servants have already, 
and in various quarters, been made the subject of just and 
glowing eulogy. They were men worthy of the best ages of 
the Church ; their services and their characters can never 
be forgotten. As much as any of their brethren whom they 
have left behind, they represented what was best in the 
Church's life and work. Called to advance the Church's 
out-posts and to lay foundations on which those coming after 
shall build, they discharged their high office in a way that 
should command universal gratitude and admiration. What- 
ever may be the plans which the Church shall hereafter 
devise for developing her life and enlarging her borders, the 
names of these Bishops will in one way or another be associa- 
ted with them. As a Diocesan Bishop, Bishop Armitage, 
had many remarkable gifts ; indeed he lacked none needful 
for wise and efficient administration. He was earnest and 
decided in his convictions and teaching, farsighted in his 



84 Diocese of Long Island. 

policy and prudent in afiairs. Such was his intense love for 
the Gospel and the Church, that he hesitated at no sacrifices 
which their interests seemed to demand. He died as he had 
lived, full of faith in the promises of God and in charity with 
all men. 

Bishop Randall in his difficult and laborious field, won, in 
an unusual degree, the confidence and love of the Church. 
He was a man of zeal without being an enthusiast, a man of 
affairs without losing mterest in whatever is of moment to 
the Christian Scholar and Theologian, a man of quiet ways 
and few words, but resolute in action, full of practical force, 
and as a pioneer, never asking any one to go where he 
was not willing to lead. Called away from his great task 
so suddenly, he left to his successor a burden of official re- 
sponsibility in connection with the partially developed plans 
of a new ecclesiastical empire, which all who revere his 
memory and appreciate his labor, should promptly aid in 
lifting. 

The zealous and godly Bishop of Cape Palmas, was 
snatched away amid the glorious sunrise of his career. 
Great hoj)es were staked on him. Knowing his admirable 
gifts, the friends of the African Mission confidently anticipa- 
ted, as the result of his Apostolic labors, an era of growth and 
prosperity in that distant field, which would gladden the 
heart of the Church and afford an adequate present reward 
for the many ventures and trials and delays of the past. 
For the moment, his death has cast a blight upon these antici- 
pations. No doubt, there are some whose hearts failed them 
for fear, when they heard the sudden and distressing news, 
that this man of God, this heroic, self-sacrificing apostle was 
no more. But let us believe that God has some better thing 
in store for that far off work, and that in ways, known only 
unto Himself, he will bring light out of the present darkness. 
Meanwhile the grave of the dead Bishop, made in that dis- 
tant African soil, should plead with us more mightily than 
did the glowing eloquence of his living tongue. The 
Foreign Committee have requested the clergy throughout 
the Churchy to hold a Memorial service on Trinity Sunday, 
and to ask their congregations for a special offering, which 




The Bishop's Annual Address y 1874. 85 

shall be devoted to the re-building of Trinity Church, Mon- 
rovia, Liberia, as a memorial of Bishop Auer. 

I most cordially second this request, and I trust that it will 
be generally assented to throughout the Diocese. 

The present condition of the Diocese is encouraging. 
When we remember how fruitful the age is of agitation and 
strife, how easily differing minds coalesce into factions and 
parties, and how sadly the interests of the Church are dam- 
aged by inovations originating in the self-will of antagonizing 
ecclesiastical movements, each feeding and in turn fed by 
extreme views ; it should be matter of thanksgiving to God 
and of mutual congratulation among ourselves, that peace 
and unity so largely prevail within the borders of this 
Diocese. Nor are they the peace and unity of idleness and 
stagnation, for then they would be a curse, not a blessing. 
The Diocese has among its clergy and laity, a high average 
of religious zeal and intellectual activity. There are among 
us, perhaps, as anxious a study of the notes and symptoms of 
the times, and as lively an interest in all that concerns the 
well being of the church as can be found elsewhere. But 
they are penetrated by a loyal respect for authority, and by an 
earnest determination to maintain concord and quietness. It 
is possible for men to differ in opinions and yet not quarrel ; 
to be manly and earnest in asserting their convictions, with- 
out permitting opposition to chafe them into factious and 
disorganizing tempers. Thus far, diversity of theological 
sentiments has not interfered with our common work, and 
liberty of thought has not been found incompatible with 
unity of action. Extreme men have not prospered in this 
Diocese. The soil is not congenial to reformers of the 
Church's faith and order, nor to discoverers and experimen- 
ters in ritualistic novelties and extravagances. I shall do 
what I can, and, I believe the clergy and laity will faithfully 
second the effort, to preserve the type of Diocesan life, 
which the moderation and wisdom of the past have done so 
much to build up. 

The almost universal sentiment of the Diocese is one of 
grief at the rash and unwise proceedings of those who have 
gone out from us, to add another to the already melancholy 



86 Diocese of Long Island. 

list of sects ; and of reprobation for those few who remain 
with us, only to tear down one by one the historic and theo- 
logical barriers which separate us from the most stupendous 
and hopeless of all corruptions of the faith, and order, and 
worship of the Church of Christ. Thank God, these disor- 
ders and extravagances which threatened to- disturb our 
peace and obstruct our growth, have already been overruled 
for good. They have caused a closer study and a more 
intelligent appreciation of the Church's history and constitu- 
tion. They have drawn her true sons closer to the common 
centre : while they have warned all her children of the dan- 
ger of straying from the old paths. The disloyalty of the 
few, has intensified the loyalty of the many. The agitations, 
the assaults, the desertions and treacheries of the hour, will, by 
.revealing the weak points in our line, enable us to strengthen 
them. And as the proper boundaries of the camp shall 
be more sharply defined, aliens and stragglers and mischief- 
makers, will find it more difficult to remain within them. 
Are any among us despondent because of the few clouds on 
the horizon? Let them turn the pages of ecclesiastical 
history and recall the things that have been. Surely the 
Church which has outlived so many volcanic shocks and 
raging tempests, need not fear these transient thunder-g^sts 
which blacken the sky, but purify the atmosphere. 

Two years more will complete the first century of our ex- 
istence as a distinct branch of the Holy Catholic Church. 
This fact will, no doubt suggest to the General Convention, 
in October next, the propriety of considering during its own 
session, or of making the preliminary arrangements to con- 
sider in some authorized way what organic changes in our 
administrative system may be demanded by the experience 
of the past, or by the wants of the present and the future. 

There are some such changes which all agree to be 
desirable. There are others which will excite great diver- 
sity of opinion. We have outgrown some things that were 
wisely planned, and that worked we\l in the infancy of the 
Church. Our Missions and other work, beginning in compar- 
ative obscurity and in utter feebleness, have expanded into 
continental dimensions. We began and for a hundred years 



The Bishofs Annual Address^ 1 874. 87 

have continued as one province. The time has come when 
this must g^ve way to many provinces. This one change, 
when consummated, will be felt throughout our ecclesiasti- 
cal system, and will produce modifications in matters of 
principle and detail, all of which will be serious, and some of 
which it is impossible now to forsee with any degree of cer- 
tainty. 

Again, the Church needs more effective organization in 
many departments of its practical work — its Missions, its 
Charities, its Schools, Colleges and Theological Seminaries. 
It has abundant resources of all kinds ; but its methods for de- 
veloping, controlling and applying them have been and they 
still are quite loose and powerless when hindered by the in- 
difference, or openly opposed by the active dissent of any 
portion of its clergy and laity. 

The world in which and on which we work has been won- 
derfully changed within the memories of living men. It has 
thrown to the surfaee new evils and new dangers. It has 
evolved complications, social and political, which our fathers 
did not dream of. The life around us is a composite life ; it 
partakes of the tone and flavor of nearly all the existing 
stocks of the race. If we are to have a hand in bringing this 
life into captivity to Christ, we must reconstruct and modify- 
according to the demands of the hour, all those parts of the 
Church's machinery which her Apostolic Constitution wise- 
ly leaves to be arranged by the judgment and discretion of 
each Christian age. 

It will, therefore, speaking generally, be the aim of our 
legislation during the next ten years, to infuse into our sys- 
tem of administration on the one side, more freedom and 
flexibility, and on the other more compactness and vigor, 
more power for rapid and easy concentration of all available 
resources ; and a better defined and more generally acknow- 
ledged practical authority in the hands of bishops and other 
chief ministers. 

Precisely what the approaching General Convention will 
attempt or achieve, it is idle to predict. The logic of events 
is constantly shifting its premises and of necessity its conclu- 
sions also. We know that it will not be lacking in ability, 



88 Diocese of Long Island. 

and let us pray that it will not be lacking in grace to deal 
wisely with the momentous questions which will come be- 
fore it. 

Having consumed so much time in the discharge of an- 
other duty,* I shall deal very briefly with those current 
topics of Diocesan interest on which I have been wont to en- 
large in previous addresses, sometimes to the exclusion of 
those relating to the Church at large. 



The Missionary Work of the Diocese. 

Its progress, its wants and its outlook generally, will be 
brought to your notice by the Report of the Missionary 
Committee. I will only say that this work has never been 
so prosperous and encouraging as it is now ; and that it never 
needed a more liberal support than now. The only Churches 
I have consecrated during the year are those built for our 
Missions in Suffolk County. Of the nearly twelve hundred 
souls confirmed, at least twenty-five per cent, has been the 
direct fruit of our Parochial and Diocesan Missions; a fact 
which, if anything can do so, ought to arouse every Church- 
man to more active co-operation in all possible ways with 
this leading interest of the Diocese. 

The Associate Mission in Suffolk County is doing a noble 
work, and could do vastly more if it could command the 
necessar)'- pecuniar)- help. 



Church Charity Foundation. 

Your Standing Committee on the Church Charity Found- 
ation will present in its Annual Report all needful informa- 
tion as to this great trust of the Diocese. The six Deacon- 
esses in charge of its several Departments have done a work 
which entitles them to our gratitude ; as have also the five 
others engaged in Parochial and Diocesan Missions. Seldom, 
I believe, has the Church in its best days had more experi 



The delivery of Part II, of the Triennial Charge. 



The Bishop's Annual Address^ 1874. 89 

enced, faithful, and self-sacrificing servants. The Diocese is 
enriched by their lives and their labors. Would to God, 
there were more of them. Let us " greet" them, brethren, 
** as our helpers in Christ Jesus." 



Sunday Schools. 

The Committee appointed at the last Convention to in- 
quire into and report on our Sunday-school instruction and 
discipline, will present several subjects for your considera- 
tion, of grave moment Four convocations of the clergy 
and Sunday-school teachers of the Diocese have been held 
during the year. They have been very largely attended, 
and have steadily grown in interest and influence. The con- 
ferences and discussions which they have suggested will be 
felt in every branch of our Diocesan work. 



Diocesan Church Schools. 

I regret that I have no satisfactory results to report under 
this head. Though much has been said and something pro- 
mised, nothing worthy of mention has been done. The en- 
terprise and liberality which have achieved so much in other 
directions, have not yet seriously taken up this most import- 
ant interest. My views in regard to it have been so often 
and so earnestly put before the Diocese that they need not 
be repeated now. How long must the Diocese wait for the 
ripening of a sound and churchly opinion on this subject ? 
Is it not a shame ? Does it not impeach our fidelity as trus 
tees of the young life of the Church, that among a popula- 
tion of three quarters of a million we have not a Diocesan 
school for either sex ? How can we expect to have suitable 
candidates for Holy Orders when we do not lift a finger to 
establish some central school, whose influence and training 
would help to turn the attention of the brightest and best of 
our youth to the claims of the sacred ministry ? How can 
we hope that our future households will be nurseries of 



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90 Diocese of Long Island. 




piety and churchly zeal, when we are careless of the Chris 
tian education of the daughters of the Church ? There i- 
one Layman of the Diocese of influence and means, who has. 
encouraged me to hope that he will do something to remove 
this imputation on the otherwise fair fame of the Diocese. 

The Convention has a Committee on this subject. It will -H .1 
no doubt, be re-appointed, and, I trust, it will see its way^^ j\ 
clear to recommending some practical measures which wilE J 1 
not only command your assent, but enlist your active co — 
operation. 



Vmtation^ m\h ^tt^. 



1873. 

May 25, A. M. Christ Church, Manhasset, I preached and con- 
finned six persons. 

May 25, P. M. Trinity Church, Roslyn, I preached. 

Whitsunday, June 1, A. M. Grace Church, Whitestone, I preached, 
confirmed six persons and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Whitsunday, June i, P. M. Zion Church, Little Neck, I preached, 
confirmed twelve persons, and addressed them. 

Trinity Sunday, June 8. Riverhead Mission, I read service and 
preached morning and evening. 

St. Barnabas, June 11. St. Mary's Church, Brooklyn, I admitted 
four probationers to the office of Deaconess. 

June 15, A. M. Grace Church, South Oyster Bay, I preached, and 
confirmed one person. 

June 15, P. M. Christ Church, West Islip, I preached, and con- 
firmed three persons. 

June 22, A. M. Church of the Holy Spirit, Gambler, Ohio, I 
preached and assisted in the celebration of the Holy Communion, 

June 22, P. M. At the same place, I delivered the Baccalaureate 
Sermon. 

St. Peter's Day, June 29, A. M. St. Paul's Church, South Brook- 
lyn, I ordained three Deacons and two Priests. 

St Peter's Day, June 29, P. M. St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth, I 
preached and confirmed fifteen persons. 

July 6, A. M. Trinity Church, Rockaway, I preached, and confirmed 
twenty-three persons, and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

July 6, P. M. Trinity Chapel, Rockaway, I preached. 



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July 13, A. M. St. Barnabas' Chapel, Sayville, I preachi 

July 13, P. M. St Paul's Church, Patchogue, I preached. 

July 14. I consecrated St. Andrew's Church, Yaphank, made a-^^s^^ 
address, and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

July 14. At the same place, I deposed Charles H. Tucker from th^rrKhe 
ministry. 

July 15. Holy Trinity Church, Greenport, I preached, and confirmee ^^^ed 
two persons. 

July 16. Christ Church, Sag Harbor, I confirmed seven persons mtis 
and addressed them. 

July 17. St Luke's Chapel, East Hampton, I preached, and coi»Tr^)n 
firmed one person. 

July 20. Grace Church Chapel, Hicks street, Brooklyn, I preached:^ -^sd 

July 27, A. M. St Mark's Church, Islip, I preached, and confirrae<» 
three persons. 

July 27, P. M. St John's Church, East Islip, I preached. 

August 2. I consecrated Christ Church, Brentwood, preaching thi 
sermon and celebrating the Holy Communion. 

August 3, A. M. St Mark's Church, Islip, I preached. 

August 3, P. M. Chapel, Central Islip, I preached. 

August 10. Mission Chapel, Pompton, New Jersey, I preached, an< 
celebrated the Holy Communion. 

August 17. I preached in the same Chapel. 

August 24. Chapel of the Church Charity Foundation, I read morn- 
ing service and preached. 

August 24. I said Evening Prayer. 

August 25. I gave consent to the consecration of Rev. B. H. Pad- 
dock, D.D., Bishop-elect of Massachusetts. 

August 26. Received notice of the deposition of James H. Bowies 
by the Bishop of California, 

August 31, A. M. Chapel of Church Charity Foundation, I read 
service and preached. 

August 3 1, P. M. I read evening prayer. 

September 14. I read service and preached at the house of Mr. 
Newton Adams, Brooklyn. 



Visitation and Acts of the Bishop^ 1874. 93 

September 17. I acted as presenter at the consecration of the 
ihop-elect of Massachusetts. 

September 21. I read morning prayer and preached at the house 
Mr. Newton Adams, Brooklyn. 

September 24. I confirmed a sick person in private presented by 
rv. Mr. Cornwell. 

September 28, A. M. I conducted Missionary services, and 
cached at Mr. N. Adams' residence. 

September 28, P. M. I preached in the Church of the Good Shep- 
rd, Brooklyn. 

October i. I consecrated St Mary's Chapel, Shelter Island. 

October i, P. M. I held service and addressed the congregation 
Holy Trinity Chapel, Greenport 

October 2. In Christ Church, Sag Harbor, I confirmed eleven per- 
ns, and addressed them. 

October 3. I formally opened Grace Chapel, Brookhaven, addressed 
e congregation, and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity, October 5. In the Church of the 
sdeemer, Astoria, I preached, and celebrated Holy Communion, the 
Mrer of the church having been completed and a chime of bells intro- 
iced. 

Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity, October 12. In Holy Trinity, 
lurch, Brooklyn, I addressed the congregation on Diocesan Mission. 

October 13. I met a Joint Committee of the Church Charity 
)undation. 

October 14. I met the Missionary Committee of the Diocese. 

October 19. In St James' Church, Smithtown, I preached. 

October 19, P. M. In St Mary's Chapel, Ronkonkoma, I preached, 
id confirmed one person. 

October 20. In Caroline Church, Setauket, I preached. 

October 20, P. M. In the Mission Chapel, Port Jefferson, I preached. 

October 24. I attended a meeting of the House of Bishops in 
ew York. 

October 25. I received notice of the deposition from the ministry 
' Charles R. Brainerd by the Bishop of Massachusetts. 



94 Diocese of Long Island. 

October 26, A. M. I preached in Christ Church, Oyster Bay. 

October 26, P. M. I preached in Mission Chapel, Syosset. 

October 27, 28, 29. I attended the sessions of the Board of Missions 
in the city of New* York. 

October 30. I presided at a General Missionary meeting at St. 
Ann's Church, Brooklyn. 

October 31. I was present at the consecration of Calvary Chapel, 
New York, 

All Saints* Day, November i. I celebrated the Holy Communion 
in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn. 

Sunday, November 2, A. M. I preached in St. Barnabas* Chapel, 
and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Sunday, November 2, P. M. I addressed the Sunday School of 
St Barnabas. 

Sunday, November 2, Evening. I preached in St. John's Chapel. 

November 3. I presided at the regular meeting of the managers of 
the Church Charity Foundation. 

November 5. Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn, I solemnized a 
marriage. 

November 5. I lectured in aid of the Parish of All Saints, Brooklyn, 

November 16, A. M. I preached and celebrated the Holy Com- 
munion at the Marine Barracks, Brooklyn. 

November 16, P. M. I preached at St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D. 

November 20. I delivered an address at the Sheltering Arms An- 
niversary. 

November 23. I preached in St. Peter's Church, Brooklyn. 

November 23, P. M. I preached in St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn. 

November 25. In St. Peter's Church, Brooklyn, I delivered an ad- 
dress, and celebrated the Holy Communion at the Anniversary of the 
Woman's Missionary Association of the Diocese. In the afternoon and 
evening, I presided over the joint meeting of this Association and the 
Missionary Convocation of the Diocese. 

Thanksgiving Day, November 27. I preached in the Church of the 
Redeemer, Brooklyn. 



Visitation and Acts of the Bishops l87^^. 95 

November 28. I gave Canonical consent to the consecration of Rev. 
John F. Spaulding as Missionary Bishop of Colorado, &c. 

November 28. I received notice of Rev. Henry McClory's degrada- 
tion from the ministry by the Bishop of Albany. 

First Sunday in Advent, November 30, A. M. I preached in Cal- 
vary Church, Brooklyn, K D., and confirmed nineteen persons. 

December i. I attended the first canonical examination of four 
candidates for Holy Orders. 

December 3, A. M. The day of special intercession for Missions, I 
preached in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, and celebrated 
the Holy Communion. 

December 3, P. M. I presided at a joint Missionary meeting in the 
Church of the Messiah. 

December 4. I attended a meeting of the Hospital Committee. 

December 5*. I met the Board of Advisers of the Bethesda House. 

Second Sunday in Advent, December 7, A. M. In Grace Church, 
Brooklyn Heights, I preached and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Second Sunday in Advent, December 7, P. M. I preached at the 
Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York. 

December 9. I attended the annual meeting of the Bethesda Hbuse, 
and made an address. 

December 14, A. M. In St. Barnabas' Church, 1 preached, and 
addressed the Sunday School. 

December 14, P. M. In St Stephen's Church, I preached, and 
addressed the Sunday School. 

Ember Sunday, December 21. I held the Ember Ordination in St. 
George's Church, Brooklyn. 

Ember Sunday, December 21, P. M. I preached in St Mary's 
Church, Brooklyn. 

December 23. I preached at the re-opening of St Paul's Church, 
New Haven, and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Christmas Day. I preached and celebrated the Holy Commnnion 
in the chapel of the Church Charity Foundation. 

December 26. I received notice from the Bishop of Georgia that, 
on the 20th of November, 1873, he deposed W. M. Guilford from the 
sacred ministry, under Section i. Canon V., Title II., of the Digest 



96 Diocese of Long Island. 

SL John's Day, December 27. I opened St. John's Hospital on the 
Church Charity Foundation with suitable services. 

December 28, A. M. and P. M. I preached in Grace Church, on 
the Heights. 

December 28, Evening. I preached in St. John's Church, Long 
Island City, on the occasion of reopening the church after repairs, etc 

1874. 

January 4, A. M. I preached in Grace Church. 

January 4, Evening. I preached in the Church of the Reformation. 

Epiphany, January 6, Evening. I presided at service in St. Paul's 
Church, E. D. 

January 11, A. M. I preached in Grace Church. 

January 1 1, P. M. I preached in St. Luke's Church. 

January 16, Evening. In Trinity Chapel, Roslyn, I preached, con- 
firmed nine persons, and addressed them. 

January 18, A. M. I preached in Grace Church. 

January 18, P. M. I addressed the Sunday School of St Peter's 
Church. 

January 19. I presided at meeting of Sunday School convocation 
in Calvary Church, E. D. 

January 23. I addressed the Parish CJuild of Calvary Church, E. D. 

Feast of St. Paul, January 25. In the Church of the Reformation, 
I ordained William S. Adamson to the Diaconate and Rev. Jno. G. 
Bacchus to the Priesthood. 

Feast of St Paul, January 25, P. M. I preached in the Church of 
the Good Shepherd. 

Septuagesima, February i, A. M. In Grace Church, Jamaica, I 
preached, confirmed twenty-one persons, and addressed ihem. 

Septuagesima, February i, P. M. I preached in the Mission Room, 
Richmond Hill. 

February 2, I confirmed two sick persons in the Bethesda House. 

February 2. I presided at the annual meeting of the managers of 
the Church Charity Foundation. 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishop y 1874 97 

February 3. I confirmed two persons in St. John's Hospital, and 
held service in the chapel of the Church Charity Foundation for the 
Deaconesses. 

Februiry 3. I received notice from the Bishop of Missouri of the 
deposition from the ministry of John Steindle, Presbyter, under Canon 
v.. Tide II. Notice dated December 9, 1873. 

Ferbuary 3. I received notice from the Bishop of Massachusetts of 
the deposition ofW. H. Fultz, Presbyter, on the 6th of January, 1874. 

Sexagesima, February 8. In St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn, I 
preached, confirmed seven persons, and addressed them. 

Sexagesima, February 8, Evening. In St Ann's Church, I presided 
at the fourth anniversary service of the Sheltering Arms. 

February 9. In the presence of the Standing Committee, and acting 
under Section 2, Canon II., Article II., of the Canons of this Diocese, 
I suspended Rev. William L. Parker, Presb)rter, for twelve months. 

February 9. I presided at the regular meeting of the managers of 
the Church Charity Foundation. 

Quinquagesima, February 15, A. M. In Grace Church, Brooklyn, 
K. D., I preached and confirmed twenty-nine persons. 

Quinquagesima, February 15, Evening. I presided at the anniver- 
sary ser\'ices of the Church Charity Foundation. 

Ash Wednesday, February 18. In St. Anij's Church, I assisted in 
divine service. 

February 21. In the Chapel of the Church of the Holy Trinity, I 
deposed from the ministry Mr. H. Reid, Presbyter, under Canon V., 
Title II. 

First Sunday in Lent, February 22. In St. Matthew's Church, I 
preached, and confirmed twenty- one persons. 

First Sunday in Lent, February 22, Evening. In St. Barnabas' 
Church, I preached, confirmed twenty-one persons, and addressed 
them. 

Second Sunday in Lent, March i, A. M. In St. John's Chapel, I 
celebrated the Holy Communion, and addressed the congregation. 

Second Sunday in Lent, March i, P. M. I preached in the Church 
of the Mediator. 

March 2. I received notice of the deposition from the ministry of 

7 



98 Diocese of Long Island. 

Rev. Edward Hubbell, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Maine^ acting 
under Canon V., Title II. 

March 5. I received notice of the deposition from the ministry of 
John Lyon, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Nebraska, acting under Canon 
v.. Title II. 

Third Sunday in Lent, March 8. In St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn, I 
preached, and confirmed twelve persons. 

Third Sunday in Lent, March 8, P. M. In St. John's Church, Long 
Island City, I preached and confirmed five persons, one being fi-om SL 
Mark's Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 

March 10 and 11. I delivered two lectures at the Berkeley Divinity 
School, Middletown, 

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 15, A. M. In St Mary's Church, I 
preached, and confirmed forty-two persons. 

Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 15, P. M. In the Church of the 
Messiah, I preached and confirmed twenty-five persons. 

Monday, March 16. In St. Mark's Church, I presided at the Sun- 
day School Convocation. 

Wednesday, March 18. In the Church of the Atonement, Brooklyn, 
I preached, confirmed fourteen persons, and addressed them. 

Thursday, March 19. I preached and celebrated the Holy Com- 
munion at the opening of St. Paul's Chapel, Woodside. 

Friday, March 20. In the Church of the Good Shepherd, I preached, 
confirmed twenty-one persons (two being from St. Stephen's), and 
addressed them. 

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22. St Paul's, Flatbush, I preached, 
and confirmed nine persons, and one in private. 

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, P. M. In the Public Institutions 
of Kings County, I confirmed two persons, and made an address. 

Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, Evening. In St. Peter's, Brooklyn, 
I preached, confirmed forty-seven persons, and addressed them. 

March 26. In St. Paul's, Glen Cove, I preached, confirmed seven 
persons, and addressed them. 

March 27. In Grace Chapel, Brooklyn, I confirmed twelve persons, 
and addressed them. 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishops 1 874. 99 

Palm Sunday, March 29, A. M. Church of the Redeemer, I con- 
firmed Iwenty-six persons^ and addressed them. 

Palm Sunday, March 29, P. M. Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, 
I confirmed forty persons,, and addressed them. 

Palm Sunday, March 29, Evening. Holy Trinity Church, 1 preached, 
and confirmed sixty-five persons (twenty four being from the Myrtle 
Avenue Mission). 

Monday, March 30. St. Mark's Church, E. D., I preached, and 
confirmed forty- three persons, and addressed them. 

Tuesday, March 31. Emmanuel Church, I preached, and confirmed 
eighteen persons, and addressed them. 

Wednesday, April 1. Church of the Reformation, I confirmed 
thirteen persons, and addressed them. 

Thursday, April 2. Ascension Church, Greenpoint, 1 confirmed 
sixteen persons, and addressed them. 

Good Friday. St. George's Church, 1 confirmed twenty-six persons, 
and addressed them. 

Piaster Even. Church of Our Saviour, I confirmed seventeen per- 
sons, and addressed them. 

Easter Day, A. M. Christ Church, E. D., I confirmed thirty 
persons, and addressed them. I also celebrated the Holy Com- 
munion. 

Easter Day, P. M. St John's Chapel, I confirmed twelve persons, 
and addressed them. 

First Sunday after Easter. St George's Church, Astoria, I preached, 
and confirmed three persons. 

First Sunday after Easter, P. M. Church of the Redeemer, As- 
toria, I preached, confirmed twenty-one persons, and addressed them. 

April 13. I received notice of the deposition of Rev. Robert H. 
Williamson, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, on the 
9th of April, 1874. 

April 15. In St Luke's Church, Brooklyn, I preached, and con- 
firmed twenty-eight persons, and addressed them. 

April 17. In St Peter's Chapel, Brooklyn, I confirmed thirteen 
persons and addressed them. 



loo Diocese of Long Island. 

Second Sunday after Easter, April 19, A. M. In St. James' Church, 
Brooklyn, I confirmed sixty-three persons, and addressed them. 

Second Sunday after Easter, April 19, P. M. In Christ Church, 
Brooklyn, I confirmed, eighteen persons, and addressed them. 

April 22. Christ Church Chapel, Red Hook, I preached, confirmed 
twenty persons, and addressed them. 

Third Sunday after Easter, A. M. St Paul's Church, Brooklyn, I 
preached, and confirmed thirty-one persons. 

'I'hird Sunday after Easter, P. M. St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn, I 
preached, and confirmed twenty-five persons. 

April 28. All Saints' Church, Brooklyn, I preached, and confirmed 
eight persons. 

Fourth Sunday after Easter. St. George's Church, Flushing, I 
preached, confirmed fourteen persons (six being fi-om the Queens 
Mission), and celebrated the Holy Communion. 

Fourth Sunday after Easter, P. M. In St. George's Chapel, College 
Point, I confirmed twenty-four persons, and addressed them. 

May I. I received Canonical notice of the deposition from the 
ministry of William McGuire, late Presbyter, and of Benjamin F. 
Brook, late Presbyter, the former by the Bishop of Maryland, the latter 
by the Bishop of Pittsburgh, and both under Canon V., Title II., of 
the Digest. 

May 6. At Riverhead, I preached, and confirmed three persons. 

May 7. At Brookhaven, I preached, and confirmed eleven persons. 

May 7. At Yaphank, I preached, and confirmed three persons. 

May 8. In St. Paul's, Patchogue, I preached, and confirmed three 
persons. 

May 8. In St. Barnabas', Sayville, I preached, and confirmed seven 
persons. 

May 8. In St. John's, East Islip, I preached, and confirmed ten 
persons. 

Fifth Sunday after Easter, May 10. St George's Church, Hemp- 
stead, I preached, and confirmed thirteen persons. 

Fifth Sunday after Easter, May 10. Christ Church, Manhasset, I 
preached, and confirmed thirteen persons. 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishops 1874. 101 

Ascension Day, May 14. Chapel of the Church Charity Founda- 
tion, I preached, and confirmed fifteen persons. 

Ascension Day, May 14. Trinity Church, East New York, I preached, 
and confirmed thirty-six persons (two in private). 

May 15. I received notice of the deposition from the ministry of 
Clement F. Jones, Deacon, by the Missionary Bishop of Cape Palmas, 
&c., under Title II., Canon 2, § I., of the Digest. 

May 15. In Christ Church, Brooklyn, E. D., I preached, and con- 
firmed twenty-two persons. 

Sunday after Ascension, A. M. In St. James' Church, Newtown, 
I preached, and confirmed five persons. 

Sunday after Ascension, P. M. In St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D., I confirmed forty-seven persons, and addressed them. 

£as Heabere. 

Twelve Lay Readers have officiated in the Diocese during the year, 
of whom seven are candidates for Holy Orders. 

|)o0tnlant0. 

Ronald McDonald Winans, St. Stephen's College. Admitted 
November 4, 1872. 

William Wharton Gillette, Trinity College. Admitted Novem- 
ber 16, 1872. 

€anMbate0 for Heacou'e anb jpriesfe (Prbevs. 

Joseph Hooper, September 22, 187 1. 

John Gardiner Rosencrantz, - - - September 22, 187 1. 

George Frederick Degen, - . - December 16, 1872. 

George Harris Chadwell, - - . December 16, 1872. 

Spencer Summerfield Roche, - - March 13, 1873. 

Henry Bedinger, November 6, 1873. 

R. H. L. Tighe, November 6, I873. 

Wm. Warren Ayres, September 29, 1873. 

Joseph Perinchief Cameron - - - December 2, 1873. 

Thomas Benjamin Fulcher, - - - October i, 1873. 

Cornelius Leighton Twing, . . . November 6, 1873. 



1 02 Diocese of Long Island. 

lox tl)e (Prber of Heacone. 

William C. Briggs December i6, 1872. 

Benjamin J. Brenton, June 2, 1873. 

Stmalt IDiaconate. 

St. Barnabas, June 11, 1873. I admitted four Probationers to the 
office of Deaconess. 

<9)rbaiueb to tl)e IDiaconate. 

Irving McElroy, - - - St. Peter's Day, June 29, 1873. 
Charles Pelletreau, - - - St. Peter's Day, June 29, 1873. 
Frederick B. Carter, - - St. Peter's Day, June 29, 1873. 
William S. Adamson, formerly a Con- 
gregational minister, - - Feast of St. Paul, Jan'y 25, 1874. 

(Drbaineb to tl)e |)ne0tl)oob. 

Rev. John Clark Hewleti', - - - St. Peter's Day, 1873. 

Rev. William Short, - - - - St. Peter's Day, 1873. 

Rev. Joshua Kimber, - - Ember Sunday, December 21, 1873. 

Rev. Charles H. Babcock, - Ember Sunday, December 21, 1873. 

Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Ember Sunday, December 21, 1873. 

Rev. John G. Bacchus, - - - Feast of St. Paul, 1873. 

Heeignation of |)an0l)e0. 

Rev. William L. Parker, Rectorship of St. Andrew's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. Francis Mansfield, Rectorship of Ascension Church, Green - 
point. 

Rev. John P. Appleton, Assistant Minister of St. George's Church, 
Flushing, in charge of St Paul's Chapel, College Point 

Rev. George T. Packard, Assistant minister of St Ann's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. Robert E. Terry, Rectorship of St John's Church, Brooklyn. 

Rev. S. A. McNuLTV, Rectorship of Trinity Church, Roslyn. 

Rev. Darius R. Brewer, Rectorship of Church of the Reformation, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. Charles H. Strong, Assistant Minister, Grace Church, 
Brooklyn. 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishops \ 874 . 1 03 

Rev. Benjamin H. Paddock, D.D., Rectorship of Grace Church, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. Thomas Mallabv, Rectorship of St. Paul's Church, Glen Cove. 

Rev. Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.D., Rectorship of St. Paul's 
Church, Flatbush. 

(tlerg^men ^ppointeb to (dure?. 

Rev. William Mowbray, Rector of Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 

Rev. James H. Lee, Rector of St. James' Church, Smithtown, and 
of St Mar}''s, Ronkonkoma. 

Rev. John G. Bacchus, Rector of the Church of the Reformation, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. John C. Hewlett, Minister in charge of St. John's Church, 
Islip, and Youngport Chapel. 

Rev. John H. Prkscott, connected with Associate Mission of Suf- 
folk County, and in charge of St. Pauls, Patchogue, and St. Barnabas', 
Sayville. 

Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Rector of Trinity Church, Roslyn. 

Rev. Irving McElrov, Assistant Minister of St. Mary's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. George S. Bennitt, Assistant Minister of St. Peter's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

Rev. Thomas Wilson Haskins, Rector of Ascension Church, 
Greenpoint. 

Rev. Thomas S. Pvcott, Rector of St. John's Church, Brooklyn. 

Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Assistant Minister of St. (leorge's Church, 
Flushing, and in charge of St. Paul's Chapel, College Point. 

Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, 
Richmond Hill. 

Rev. William S. Adamson, Minister in charge of St. Thomas' 
Church, Ravenswood. 

Rev. William A. Snivelv, Rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn 
Heights. 

((lergDmcn neccbeb into tl]e IDioceee. 
1873. 

May 30, Rev. William Mowbray, from the Diocese of Tennessee. 
Oct. II, Rev. James H. Lee, from the Diocese of Massachusetts. 
Oct. 19, Rev. John G. Bacchus, from the Diocese of Massachusetts. 
Nov. 13, Rev. George S. Bennitt, from the Diocese of Connecticut. 
Nov. 17, Rev. William H. Trezevant, from the Diocese of Nebraska. 
Dec. 24, Rev. Thomas Wilson Haskins, from the Diocese of Utah. 
Dec 26, Rev. Thomas S. Pvcott, from the Dioqese of Minnesota. 



104 Diocese of Long Island. 

1874. 

Jan. 12, Rev. J. Frederick Esch, from the Diocese of Central New 

York. 
May 18, Rev. Wm. A. Snivel y, from the Diocese of Albany. 

£etter0 SDimissorg ®ranteb. 
1873. 

May 23, Rev. S. McNultv, to the Diocese of New York. 
Oct. 13, Rev. Darius R. Brewer, to the Diocese of Rhode Island. 
Nov. I, Rev. Thomas G. Valpv, to the Diocese of Central New York. 
Nov 14, Rev. W. A. W. Maybin, to the Diocese of Mississippi. 
Nov. 21, Rev. Joseph H. Young, to the Diocese of Massachusetts. 
Feb. 4, Rev. James S. Barnes, to the Diocese of New York. 
Feb. 9, Rev. John P. Appleton, to the Diocese of New Jersey. 
Feb. 23, Rev. Charles H. Strong, to the Diocese of Connecticut. 
March 31, Rev. George T. Packard, to the Diocese of New Jersey. 
April 23, Rev. Robert E. Terry, to the Diocese of Pennsylvania. 
May 15, Rev. Thomas Mallaby, to the Diocese of Connecticut. 
May 15, Rev. Francis Mansfield, to the Diocese of Illinois. 

1873 

August 26, James H. Bowles, Presbyter, by the Bishop of California. 
Oct. 25, Charles R. Brainerd, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Massa- 
chusetts. 
Nov. 28, Henry McClory, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Albany. 
Dec. 26. W. M. Guilford, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Georgia. 

1874. 

Feb. 3, John Steindle, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Missouri. 
Feb. 3, W. H. FuLTZ, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Massachusetts. 
March 2, Edward Hubbell, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Maine. 
March 5, John Lyon, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Nebraska. 
April 13, Robert H. Williamson, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Central 

Pennsylvania. 
May 8, William McGuire, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Maryland. 
May 8, Benjamin F. Brook, Presbyter, by the Bishop of Pittsburgh. 
May 15, Clement F. Jonks, Deacon, by the Bishop of Cape Palmas. 
July 14, I deposed from the ministry Charles H. Tucker, Presbyter. 
February 21, I deposed from the ministry Wm. H. Reid, Presbyter. 
February 9, In the presence of the Standing Committee, and acting 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishop^ 1874. 105 

under Section IL, Canon II., Article IL„ of the Canons of this Dio- 
cese, I suspended Rev. Wm. L. Parkkr, Presbyter, for 12 months. 

Consent to tl)e (Eonsecration of Bisljops. 
1873- 

August 25, I gave consent to the consecration of Rev. B. H. Pad- 
dock, D.D., Bishop elect of Massachusetts. 

Nov. 28, 1 gave consent to the consecration of Rev. John F. Spauld- 
ING, Missionary Bishop of Colorado, &c. 

(donsccration of (IIi)nrcl)e0. 
1873. 

July 3. Christ Church, West Islip, Suffolk County. 
July 14. St. Andrew's Church, Yaphank, Suffolk County. 
August 2. Christ Church, Brentwood, Suffolk County. 
October i. St. Mary's Chapel, Shelter Island, Suffolk County. 

(£jrammmg ({Il)aplam0. 

Rev.'CHARLKS H. Hall, D.D., 
Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Summary 

of the more important Episcopal Acts since the date of the last 
Convention : 

Admitted to the office of Deaconess 5 

Ordained to the Diaconate 4 

Ordained to the Priesthood 6 

Clergymen received into the Diocese 9 

Clergymen dismissed to other Dioceses 12 

Clergymen belonging to the Diocese 89 

Admitted as candidates for Holy Orders 7 

Total number of candidates (of whom all but two are candidates 

for Priest's Orders) 13 

Licensed to Lay read 12 

Confirmed 1,180 

Consecration of Churches 4 

Consented to the Consecration of Bishops 2 

ABRAiM NEWKIRK LITTLEJOHN, D.D., 

Bishop of Long Island. 



APPENDIX I. 



iParocljtal antr ittlttical Iflrports, 

From May 21st, 1873, to May zolh, 1874. 



The following reports are published in accordance with Section I., of 
Canon 15, Title I., of the Digest of the Canons of the General Conven- 
tion, to which attention is respectfully requested : 

Of the Mode of securing an accurate View of the State of the Church, 
As a full and accurate view of the state of the Church, from time to 
time, is highly useful and necessary, it is hereby ordered that every Min- 
ister of this Church, or if the Parish be vacant^ the Wardens, shall present 
or cause to be delivered, on or before the first day. of every Annual Con- 
vention to the Bishop of the Diocese, or where there is no Bishop, to the 
President of the Convention, a statement of the number of baptisms, con- 
firmations, marriages and funerals, and of the number of communicants in 
his Parish or Church ; also, the state and condition of the Sunday-schools 
in his Parish ; also of the amount of the Communion ahns, the contribu- 
tions for missions — diocesan, domestic and foreign — for Parochial Schools, 
for Church purposes in general ; and of all other matters that may throw 
light on the state of the same. And every Clergyman, not regularly settled 
in any Parish or Church, shall also report the occasional services he 
may have performed ; and, if he have performed no such services, the 
causes or reasons which have prevented the same. And these reports, or 
such parts of them as the Bishop shall think fit, may be read in Conven- 
tion, and shall be entered on the journals thereof. 



KINGS COUNTY. 



CHRIST CHURCH, BAY RIDGE. 
The Rev. J. A. Aspinwall, Rector. 

Families, 65 ; Individuals, 260. 
Baptisms : Infants, 1 1. 
Marriages, 4. Burials, 11. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 107 

Communicants : Present number, 100. No confirmations, because the 

Bishop does not visit the Parish till June 7th. 
Holy Communion : Celebrated first Sunday in each month, on Christ- 
mas, £aster, and Thursday evening before Good 
Friday. 
Divine Service : Every Sunday during the year, morning and evening, 

except first Sunday in the month, then instead of even- 
ing service, Children's Church in the afternoon. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 3; Female, 12. Total, 15. 

Scholars, Male, 90 ; Female, 50. Total, 140. 
Once a month, sermon or instruction in the Catechism. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $140; Sunday-school, 
given by school, and toward support of school, $577 37 ; about 155,475 
toward building of new Rectory; all current expenses, including Rector's 
salary, ^3,500; Sunday-school, toward building new Rectory, $100; 
painting Church, isizo. Total ^. . .^9,9 12 37 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $37 50; Diocesan Fund, Jj«20 ; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $23 00. Total ^80 50 

General: To mission work in Kansas, $154 78 ; Children's Aid So- 
ciety, N. J., %\o 00 ; For Indian Missions, $42 00 ; Missions to the Jews, 
%\\ 18 ; Fresh Air Fund, $50 00 ; American Church Missionary Society, 
for work in Mexico, ?J5200 00 ; Evangelical Educational Society, ^115 00 ; 
The Japan Mission, 850 00 ; Evangelical Knowledge Society, $50 00 ; 
Special for sick in Parish and out of it, 1^107 00, beside Communion 
alms ; Ladies' Sewing Society, to assist clergymen and their families in 
clothes and money, $600 00. Total ^1,389 96 

Total of Offerings ^\ 1,382 83 

On the fourth of July last the Rectory took fire and was burned to the 
ground. When the Rector returned from abroad in September, the ques- 
tion of rebuilding was agitated, and part of the sum necessary was sub- 
scribed, the balance was obtained by mortgage. In the very midst of the 
financial troubles of the past year we began to build, and now the new 
Rectory is completed and occupied. The Parish now owns the entire 
property upon which the Church and Rectory stand, and quite enough is 
thus held to give us plenty of room to build our new Sunday-school build- 
ing, which we hope before very long to commence. 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles H. Bixby, Rector. 

Baptisms: Infants, 16. 
Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 3. Burials, 13. 

Communicants: Admitted, 7; Received, 28; Removed, 14; Died, 2. 

Present number, 1 34. 



io8 Diocese of Long Island. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month and on the greater fes- 
tivals. 

Divine Services: Twice on Sundays, tri-weekly in Lent until Palm Sun- 
day, daily in Passion Week, Ash Wednesday, Ascension 
Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 16. Total, 20. 

Scholars, Male, 82 ;' Female, 89. Total, 171. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Number of Times, 8. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochfal : Alms at the Holy Communion, fS'jz 00; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^1,952 85; Sunday-school, ^393 16; 
Paid on Floating Debt, ^dij 31 ; Interest on Funded Debt, #784 00. 

Total J3,8 19 32 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 87 50 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$15 go; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $23 00; Church Charity 
Foundation of L. I., ^36 00; Orphan House, by Sunday-school, $17 53 

Total $99 03 

General : American Church Missionary Society $15 00 

Total of Offerings ^3»933 3S 

CHURCH OF THE ATONEMENT, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William Hyde, Rector. 

Families and parts of families, 1 78. 

Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 51. Total, 52. 

Confirmed, 14. Marriages, 14. Burials, 27. 

Communicants: Present Number, 153. 

Holy Communion : On the first Sunday of every month, and on Christ- 
mas and Easter days. 

Divine Services : Twice every Sunday, and on Thanksgiving Day, 

Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Easter and 
Ascension. A week-day service from Advent to Easter, 
and Lenten services. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 9 ; Female, 34. Total, 43. 

Scholars, Male, 245 ; Female, 350. Total, 595. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^\\\ 34; All current 

expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,549 20 ; Sunday-school, $421 40. 

Total $3,08 1 94 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment $25 50 

Total of Offerings ^3,107 44 



Parochial Reports ^ 1874. 109 

CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN, 

The Rev. L. W. Bancroft, D.D., Rector. 
Rev. E. L. Stoddard, Assistant Minister. 
Rev. J. W. Lee, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 225 ; Individuals, 925. 

Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 20. Total, 21. 

Confirmed, 18. Marriages, 9. Burials, 17. 

Communicants: Admitted, 18; Received, 24; Removed, 13; Died, 7. 

Present Number, 450. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 9 ; Female, 1 5. Total, 24. 

Scholars, Male, 81 ; Female, 132. Total, 213. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $1,341 13; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $9,437 83 ; Sunday-school, $123 00; 
Industrial School, $235 87. Total $11,137 83 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $315 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment, $36 GO; Diocesan Fund, $38 40 ; Diocesan Missions, $1,159 ^^^ 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $134 51. Total $1,683 ^3 

General: Foreign Missions, $405 48; General, $2,651 36; 

Total $3,056 84 

Total of Offerings $ 1 5,877 70 

CHRIST CHAPEL, RED HOOK POINT, BROOKLYN. 

A full report is not made of Christ Chapel this year, as it has been de- 
prived of the services of a permanent Minister. 
Total number of Baptisms for year, 35. 
€i « u Marriages " 4. 

" " " Funerals " 1 5. 

" " " Confirmed <' 19. 

The Rev. J. W. Lee has been called to the charge of the Chapel, and 
W\\\ enter upon his duties on Sunday, May 24, 1874. 

CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION, VIZ. ORPHAN 

HOUSE, HOME FOR THE AGED, AND 

ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. N. W. Camp, D.D., temporarily officiating. 

>Iumber of Inmates in Home for the Aged, May 15, 1874 42 

14 umber of Inmates in Orphan House, May 15, 1874 74 

" St. John's Hospital ' " 16 

Number admitted into Orphan House during the year 25 

" Home for the Aged *' 11 

St. John's Hospital " 75 



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Number of Orphans left during the year 17 

Deaths in Home for the Aged 7 

Hospital 3 

Patients discharged as cured or relieved 59 

Baptisms: Orphan Children, 3. 

Confirmed: Orphans, 12; Patients of St. John's Hospital, 3 ; Others, 2. 

Totql, 17. 
Communicants in the three Institutions about 75. 
Holy Communion, 12 (in private, 6 times). Total, 18. 
Divine Service : Twice each Sunday, whenever possible four times per 

week in Lenten season, and daily in Holy Week, and 
once regularly (when possible) in the week in the dining- 
room of the Home for the Aged. 
Daily Prayers : In the School and Home for the Aged, twice, and twice 

in each of the Wards of the Hospital. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 6. Total, 8. 

Scholars, Male, 53 ; Female, 21. Total, 74. 
Public Catechetical Instruction, 1 2 times. 
School for Orphans : Teachers, 2 ; Scholars, 74. 

Note. — Some of the orphans (boys and girls) are partly withdrawn from the 
School, and are now learning the printing and stereotyping business ; but no 
report is made about them here, as the facts are all embodied in other reports. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Offertory at Holy Communion, and at all other occasions of Divine 
worship $137 68 



EMMANUEL CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 31. Total, 34. 

Confirmed, 18. Marriages, 9. Burials, 14. 

Communicants : Admitted, 1 8 ; Received, 8 ; Removed, 24 ; Died, 2. 

Present number, 169. 
Holy Communion : On first Sunday of month, chief festivals, and in 

private. Total, 22 times. 
Divine Services : Morning and evening of every Lord's day ; morning of 

festivals and fasts ; morning and evening ; every day of 

Passion Week, and on two mornings and three evenings 

of every other week in Lent. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 10 ; Female, 18. Total, 28. 

Scholars, Male, 52; Female, 75. Total, 127. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 
Daily Parish School : One (paid). 

Teachers, Female, i. 

Scholars, Male, 11 ; Female, 13. Total, 24. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 111 

Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 12; Scholars, 100. 300 garments 

made and given to poor persons. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at Holy Communion, $113 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, #3, 300 00 ; Sunday-school, $253 63; 
Industrial School, ^80 00 ; Reduction of Church debt, $768 00 ; On 
Rectory (Int. on debt, etc.), 1^356 00. Total $4,900 63 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $106 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
^15 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $38 00; Theological Education, $105 00; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, ^ij 35 ; Church Charity Founda- 
tion, $117 40; Sheltering Arms Nursery, $168 22; Bethesda Hospital 
(J. W. Whitney), $25 00. Total $611 97 

General : Seabury Mission (J. W. Whitney), $20 00 ; House of 
Good Shepherd, do, %\o 00 ; Sent to Bishop Whipple, $20 00. 

Total $50 00 

Total of Offerings ^5^562 60 

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry Betts Cornwell, Rector. 

Families, lOO; Individuals, 400. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4 ; In^nts, 2^. Total, 29. 

Confirmed, 20. Marriages, 2. Burials, 16. 

Communicants : Admitted, 20 ; Received, 63 ; Removed, 46 ; Died, 4. 

Present number, 168. 
Holy Communion : 20 times in public and 1 1 times in private. 
Divine Services : Twice on each Sunday ; on Friday evenings ; also on 

Holy days and Saints' days. During Lent, once every 

day except Tuesday. In Holy week, twice each day. 
Sunday-school : Officers and Teachers, Male, 9 ; Female, 21. Total, 30. 

Scholars, Male, 109; Female, 126. Total, 235. . 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 2 times. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, 1^173 05 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^2,728 "jj ] Sunday-school, $219 20 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, I>190 25. 

Total $3*3 11 27 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $16 50; Diocesan Fund, 
♦ 15 00: Diocesan Missions, $23 03; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$30 80 ; St. John's Hospital, ^38 46 Total ^i 23 79 

General: Domestic Committee, JJ5 5 59; Indian Missions, $38 00. 
Total * $93 59 

Total of Offerings 13*528 65 



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GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. 

The Rev. William A. Snively, Rector. 
Rev. W. Mortimer Willian, Assistant Minister in charge 
of Grace Church Chapel. 

Families, 280; Individuals, 1,200. 
Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 32. Total, 34. 
Confirmed, 38. Marriages, 7. Burials, 21. 
Communicants: Admitted, 7; Received, 55; Died, 9. 

Present Number, 568. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of every month, and on the chief 

festivals. 
Divine Services : Every Sunday morning and afternoon during 

the year. Mornings and evenings in Mission Chapel. 

The mornings of all Wednesdays and Fridays, Saints' 

days and festivals. The evenings of Fridays from 

Advent to Easter. Twice daily during Lent. 
Sunday-school ; Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 26. Total, 29. 

Scholars, Male, 1 29 ; Female, 1 50. Total, 279. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : In the Church monthly, in the chapel 

nearly every Sunday. 
Daily Parish School : Free. 

Teachers, Female, 1. 

Scholars, Female, 40. Total, 40. 
Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 9; Scholars, 104. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy ^Communion, ^1,023 10 ; All 
current expenses, including Rector's salary, $10,258 49; Sunday- 
school, $350 00; Parochial School, $949 34; Industrial School, $85 00; 
Increase and Improvement of Church property, including decoration of 
the Church and debt on parsonage, 814,839 05 ; Mission Chapel, $2,500; 
Special offerings for sick and needy, $315 50; Offerings for various 
objects at the Chapel, $1,143 °4' Total $31,463 43 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $142; Diocesan Fund, 
$60; Diocesan Missions, $2,000; Theological Education, $422 89; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $155 72; Church Charity Founda- 
tion of Long Island: Homes of the Aged, Orphan House, St. John's 
Hospital, $1,290 19; Church Almoners' Society, ] $255. 

Total ^49325 80 

General: New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, 
$204 87; S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $71 38; General 
Theological Seminary, $75 96; Domestic Committee, $6,346 34; 
Foreign Committec,$ 1,500; Indian Missions and colored people,$ 1,344 °7» 
Church in Rome, $25; Italian Reform Commission, $100; Cuba 
Mission, $75. Total $9,742 62 

Total or Offerings ^4S>53i ^5 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 113 

The Rector, the Rev. B. H. Paddock, D.D., having been consecrated 
Bishop of Massachusetts in September, the Parish has since been for four 
months, under the charge of the assistant, the Rev. Charles Hall Strong, 
and since his call to the rectorship of a Parish in Connecticut in January, 
the Rev. J. T. Jowitt has had charge of the Parish till the present month, 
when the present Rector, the Rev. VV. A. Snivcly, has commenced his 
duties. He has been indebted to the accounts of the Treasurer and 
Wardens in making up the present report. 

GRACE CHURCH CHAPEL, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. W. Mortimer Willian, Minister in charge. 

Families^ about 90 ; Individuals, 500. 
Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 55. Total, 57. 
Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 28. Burials, 37. 

Communicants: About 100. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of every month, and on the chief 

festivals. 
Divine Services : Every Sunday morning and evening during the year, 

except during July, when service is held in the morning 

only, and the Sunday-school is held in the afternoon. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 7; Female, 26. Total, 33. 

Scholars, 250. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday. 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev, Charles H. Hall, D.D., Rector. 
Rev. B. B. Newton, Assistant Minister. 
Rev. William Short, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 200; Individuals, 1,500. 

Baptisms: Adults, 16; Infants, 44. Total, 60. 

Confirmed, 40. Marriages, 23. Burials, 20. 

Present Number, 780. 
Holy Communion : Monthly, and at the great feasts. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 12; Female, 38. Total, 50. 

Scholars, Male, 147; Female, 125. Total, 272. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^1,200; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $17,105 43; Sunday-school, 
♦321 20; Increase and improvement of Church property, $3,049 10 ; 
Other, $803 07. Total $22,478 80 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $142; Diocesan Fund> 
$60; Diocesan Missions, $1,220 05; Theological Education, $350; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $1,351 15; Church Charity Founda- 
tion of Long Island, $2,388 41; St. John's Hospital, $1,515 ; Other, 

$102. Total $7,128 61 

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1 1 4 Diocese of Long Island. 

General: Increase of Ministry, ^5573 85; Domestic Committee^ 
$1,321 89; Home Missions to Colored People, I91 25; Foreign Com- 
mittee, $227 23; Indian Missions, $169 25. Total $2,383 47 

Total of Offerings ^3 1,990 88 

HOLY TRINITY MISSION, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William Short, Minister in charge. 

Families, about 70 ; Individuals, about 200. 
Baptisms : Adults, 6 ; Infants, 44. Total, 50. 
Confirmed, 25. Marriages, 1 1. Burials, 22. 
Communicants: Admitted, 37 ; Removed, 11 ; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 85. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month. 
Divine Services : Every Sunday, morning and evening. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 9 ; Female, 28. Total, 37. 

Scholars, Male, 96; Female, 105. Total, 201. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 
Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 20; Scholars, 100. 
Mothers' Meeting : One evening in each week ; average attendance, 25. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $45 70 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,045 99; Sunday-school, $167 75; 
Industrial School and Mothers' Meeting, $100. Total. . . . $2,359 44 

Total of Offerings ^2>359 44 

THE CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR, ORMOND PLACE, 

BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. L. Van Bokkelen, Rector. 

Holy Communion : The first Sunday in each month, and other days for 

which a '^ Proper Preface" is provided. 

Divine Services : Every Sunday, on all Holy days, and Friday evening 

of each week. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 10. Total, 16. 

Scholars, Male, 41 ; Female, 49. Total, 90. 

contributions. 
The only amount of which any record has been kept arc as follows : 

Parochial : Sunday-school $193. 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, $22; Diocesan Fund, $20. 

Total $42 

Total of Offerings ^*35 



Parochial Reports, 1874. 115 

The Parochial statistics are so imperfect that it is deemed advisable to 
make no report. The history of the Church during the past year has 
been without much encouragement, but it is hoped that a brighter day 
has dawned, and the expectations of Rector and Vestry will be realized. 
Many alterations have been made in the interior of the Church to adapt 
it to our beautiful liturgical forms. The Sunday-school has been re-organ- 
ized j a new contract has been made with the Trustees of the Central 
Congregational Church, and now it only remains for the Episcopalians^ 
who reside in the vicinity, to give this enterprise their support to make 
it a prompt success. The Vestry have done all that they can, and with 
confidence leave the result to Him^ without whose blessing nothing can 
prosper. 

It is proper to sta'te, that while the name of the Church is the same, 
the congregation in no particular is an offshoot from a continuance of the 
Church of the Mediator, which formerly occupied the old St. Ann's in 
Washington street. In men, means and principles it is entirely a new 
congregation. 

CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 4; Infants, 10. Total, 14. 

Confirmed, 24. Marriages, 3. Burials, 15. 

Communicants : Present Number, 372. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday every month. Advent Sunday, Christ- 
mas, Thursday of Passion Week, Easter, Trinity. 

Divine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; Wednesday evenings 

from December to May ; Nine additional services each 
week in Lent ; Christmas Day, Ash Wednesday, Ascen- 
sion Day, Thanksgiving Day. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 12; Female, 22. Total, 34. 

Scholars, Male, 105; Female, 208. Total, 313.' 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

, CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $405 92 ; All current 

expenses, including Rector's salary, $10,840 05 ; Sunday-schooK$528 09; 

Total $11,774 °^ 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $52 50 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
16 1 ; Diocesan Fund, $71 58 ; Diocesan Missions, $64 92 and $17 87 — 
(♦82 79) ; Theological Education, $50 ; Church Charity Foundation of 
Long IslanJ, $317 86; St. John's Hospital included above. 

Total $635 73 

General: Domestic Missions, $440 45; Home Missions, $249 49; 
Foreign Missions, $111 44; Indian Missions, $35 32; Home for the 
Destitute, $300. Total $i>i36 66 

Total OF Offerings ^U>54^ 45 



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CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector. 

Families, 275. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 31. Total, 33. 

Confirmed, 17. Marriages, 18. Burials, 36. 

Communicants: Admitted, 17; Received, 2; Removed, 14; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 189. 
Holy Communion: Sundays, 12; Other days, 1 ; In private, 11. 
Divine Services : Morning Prayer, Sundays, 52 ; Other days, 4. Total, 56. 

Evening Prayer, Sundays, (;i ; Other days, 7. Total 58. 

Litany Services in Lent, 6. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 9; Female, 40. Total, 49. 

Scholars, Male, 218 ; Female, 287. Total, 505. 
Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 10; Scholars, 168. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $257 72; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,578 49 ; Sunday-school, dona- 
tion to Library, value $100; Sunday-school, for Christmas Festival and 
May anniversary, 8300 ; Industrial School, $52 98; Legacy for Sick 
Communicants, $100; Employment Society for Women, $155; Cloth- 
ing Poor Children of Parish, $90; Fund for Parish Work, $615 10; 
Special Donations to Poor at Thanksgiving and Christmas, etc., $193 ; For 
Services of Lay Missionary, $432 ; Old Debt cancelled by Donation, 
^739 22. Total ^5)6i3 51 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $36 ; Diocesan Fund, 

$18; Diocesan Missions, 21 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, ii8. 

Total #93 

General: Home Missions to Colored People, $37 67; Foreign Com- 
mittee, 1^177 02; Indian Missions, $30 43; Evangelical Education 
Society, $265 75; American Church Mission Society, $135; Same for 
Mexican work, $100 ; Evangelical Knowledge Society, %'^\\ Brooklyn 
City Mission and Tract Society, %\z 50; Other objects, $118 34. 

Total $940 7 1 



Total of Offerings $6,647 22 

Of the above Contributions for Missionary and Charitable purposes, 
the Sunday-school gave $461 17. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William A. Leonard, Rector. 

Families, 200; Individuals, 600. 

Baptism : Adults, 7 ; Infants, 59. Total, 66. 

Confirmed, 26. Marriages, 13. Burials, 21. 



Parochial Reports y 1874* 117 

Communicants: Admitted, 23; Received, 100; Removed, 12; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 350. 
Holy Communion : On the first Sunday in each month ; All Holy days 

for which a preface is appointed, and on Maunday 

Thursday evening; also 16 times to the sick. 
Divine Services : On every Lord's Day, both morning and evening ; All 

Saints' days ; Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday ; 

Every day in Lent, both morning and evening ; and in 

Holy Week, every day, morning, noon and night, with 

an address. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 10; Female, 26. Total, 36. 

Scholars, Male, 114; Female, 146. Total, 260. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : On the first Sunday in each month. 
Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 25 ; Scholars, 150. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, S451 4g ; All current ex- 
penses, indifding Rector's salary, $5,587 68; Sunday-school, $353 85; 
Industrial School, $1 17 34; Increase and improvement of Church prop- 
erty, $3,296 13; Interest on mortgage debt, $1,760; Benevolent Asso- 
ciation, for relief of poor, $407 25. Total ^ii»973 73 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $45 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$25 CO; Diocesan Missions, $75 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
♦84 CO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $130 10. 

Total ^359 >o 

General : Board of Missions, P. E. Church, U. S $118 00 

Total of Offerings $1 2,450 83 

The Parish has been steadily increasing during the year past, not only 
numerically, but as regards its works of charity and usefulness. It has 
now made arrangements for completing its Church by the addition of a 
commodious stone Chapel and bell tower. For this purpose already 
$9,000 has been given, and the additional $3,000 will be forthcoming 
very soon. The Building Committee expect to present this completed 
improvement to the Parish by the first or middle of September. 

We must record here the death of the Junior Warden, Dennis K. 
Neal, whose loss is a severe one, but whose example is cherished by all. 

CHURCH OF THE REFORMATION, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Jno. G. Bacchus, Rector. 

Families, 97 ; Individuals, 400. 
Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 4. Total, 5. 
Confirmed, 13. Marriages, 2. Burials, 3. 
Communicants: Admitted, 13 ; Received, 38; Removed, 8. 

Present Number , 178. 



ii8 Diocese of Long Island. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month, and on Christmas Day, 

Easter, and on Thursday night in Passion Week. 
Divine Services : Twice on Sundays, once on Epiphany and Ascension 

Day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in 

Lent ; daily in Passion Week. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 9; Female, 23. Total, 32. 

Scholars, Male, 122; Female, 131. Total, 253. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Children's service, and sermon on the 

afternoon of the fourth Sunday of every month. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $165 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $5,48^ 40; Sunday-school, $691 50; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $302 09 ; Dorcas So- 
ciety, %\2\ 56; Easter offering (in reduction of Church debt), 
$3,671 89. Total •10,437 +4 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5 1 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
f>25 GO; Diocesan Missions, $20 31 ; Theological Education, $20 13. 
Total : ♦116 44 

General : Foreign Committee $40 7^ 

Total of Offerings $10,994 ^3 

Easter offering, in reduction of Church debt, 3,671 89. The Dorcas 
Society sent garments to the Sheltering Arms Nursery, Children's Aid 
Society, Church Charity Foundation, Home for Incurables, Colored 
School in North Carolina and Virginia; also, 214 pieces of clothing to 
local poor. 

ST. ANN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Rector. 

Rev. George Thomas Packard, Assistant Minister during 
part of the year. 

Rev. William S. Adamson, Assistant Minister during part 
of the year. 

Families, 320 ; Individuals, 1600. 

Baptisms: Adults, 15; Infants, 20. Total, 35. 

Confirmed, 25. Marriages, 20. Burials, 24. 

Communicants : Admitted, 5 1 ; Received, 29 ; Removed, 5 3 ; Died, 9. 

Present Number (newly computed) about 500. 
Holy Communion: Monthly, first Sunday, Christmas, Thursday in 

Passion Week, Easter Day, Ascension Day, etc. 
Divine Services : Sunday, morning and evening ; Friday evenings ; Litany 

days, and from two to four other week-day services 

during Lent, and on all calendar days commemorative 

of the life and work of the Saviour. 
Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 19; Female, 32. Total, 51. 

Scholars, Male, 138; Female 213. Total, 351. 



Parochial ReportSy 1874. 119 

Public Catechetical Instruction : On the morning of every second Sunday 

openly in the Church, except July and AugusL 

Industrial School for Girls : Every Saturday. 

Teachers, 17; Scholars, 110. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion and Thanksgiving Day, 
^1,183 75; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $26,41084; 
Sunday-school, $394 59; Industrial School, $125; Work and Employ- 
ment Society, $148 56; By Sunday-school to Church Debt, $165 02; 
Other objects, aggregated, 9650 00. Total $28,977 76 

Diocesan: Emscopal Fund, $350 00; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment, $80 GO; Diocesan Fund, $178 00; Diocesan Missions, $108 03; 
Theological Education, $600 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
I220 74; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $120 00; Shel- 
tering Arms Nursery, $1,198 09 ; Memorial House for Consumptives, 
I1153 93; Other objects within the Diocese, $1,534 05. Total, $4,542 84. 

General : New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $55 30 ; 
Domestic Committee, $299 03 • Foreign Committee, $658 52 ; Evangel- 
ical Alliance, $500 00; Mission in Mexico and India, $312 56 ; S. Sun- 
day to Foreign Missions, $409 79; Religious Publications, $11475; 
Other general purposes, $350 00. Total $2,699 95 



Total of Offerings $36,220 5 5 

In addition to the above may be added that some $2,000 and upwards 
has been .expended on the improvement of Church property during the 
past year. And again, that sixteen members of the congregation have 
advanced $41,000, with which the whole floating debt has been paid and 

$25,000 of the mortgage cancelled, leaving the financial affairs of the 

church in a very comfortable condition. 

ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry E. Hovey, Rector. 

Families, 97. 

Baptisms : Adults, 5 ; Infants, 37. Total, 42. 

Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 10. Burials, 16. 

Commrunicants : Admitted, 21 ; Received, 27 ; Removed, 10 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 122. 

Holy Communion : On the first Sunday in each month ; on all festivals 

for which a proper preface is appointed ; on Maunday 
Thursday evening ; on St. Barnabas' Day, and occasion- 
ally in private. 

Diirine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; Holy Days, morning ; 

Fridays, evening ; daily in Lent, and twice daily in 
Holy Week ; A children's service on the last Sunday 
afternoon of each montlu 



1 20 Diocese of Long Island. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 7 ; Female, 1 7. Total, 24. 

Scholars, Male, 92 ; Female, 109. Total, 201. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 2 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $72 31 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $3,3 13 28 ; Sunday-school, $131 25 ; 
Special gift to Rector, $100 00. Total ^3>6i6 84 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $20 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
S20 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Cler^^y, $10 00 ; Associate Mission 
at Riverhead, $25 00. Total jl75 00 

General : Domestic Committee, $7 00. Total $7 00 

Total of Offerings %ifi<)% 84 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles H. Babcock, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 5 ; Infants, 24. Total, 29. 

Confirmed, 26. Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. 

Communicants : Admitted, 24 ; Received, 28 ; Removed, 5 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 105. 
Holy Communion : Monthly ; Christmas, Maunday Thursday, Easter. 
Divine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; Friday evenings ; Six 

times per week during Lent. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 8 ; Female, 14. Total, 22. 

Scholars, Male, 52; Female, 88. Total, 140. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion. 1^259 07 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salajy, ^2,823 28; Sunday-school, $151 00; 
increase and improvement of Church property, $985 00. 

Total $4,218 35 

Diocesan: Diocesan Missions, $15 23; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $20 10. Total $35 33 

General : Indian Missions, $50 00. Total $50 00 

Total of Offerings $4,303 68 

From September ist, 1873, to May 1st, 1874, assistance was received 
from the Missionary Committee of the Diocese at the rate of i ^00 per 
annum. The condition of the Parish enabled it to dispense with this 
aid May 1st. 



Parochial Reports^ l874« ^^^ 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles W. Horner, Rector. 

John Gardener Rosencrantz, Assistant Minister elect. 

Baptisms: Adults, 19; Infants, 63. Total, 82. 

Confirmed: 61. Marriages, 12. Burials, 40. 

Communicants : Admitted, 60 ; Received, 30 ; Removed, 41 ; Died, 18. 

Present Number, 682. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month, and days with a proper 

preface in the Communion Office. 
Divine Services : Twice each Sunday, and generally on Wednesdays and 

Fridays. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 33; Female, 61. Total, 94. 

Scholars, Male, 315; Female, 428. Total, 743. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 12 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $20,912 

57 ; Sunday-school, $900 00 ; Alms at the Holy Communion, and other 

Parochial legacies for the poor, $2,413 00; Toward the purchase of a 

house for the Rector, $2,000 00. Total $25,825 57 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $40 43 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$142 00; Diocesan Fund, $40 00; Diocesan Missions, $103 50; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $82 13; Church Charity Foundation of 
Long Island, $64 24; Destitute Churches, $100 95 ; By Sunday-school 
to St. Barnabas', $1,035 ^^- Total $1,608 25 

General: Home Missions to Colored People, $45 51 ; Indian Mis- 
sions, $132 94. Total $17845 

Total of Offerings $27,6 1 2 27 

The Rector would take this opportunity to correct a mistake which 
appears in the report to the Convocation of the Sunday-school work in 
the Diocese. It is there stated that the average attendance has fallen of^' 
somewhat. A careflil examination of the Secretary's books shows, on 
the contrary, a very considerable increase. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Thomas Stephenson Pycott, Rector. 
The Rev. Hc^nry A. Spafard, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 60. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 29. Total, 33. 

Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 4. Burials, 12. 

Communicants: Present Number, 125. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month, and Christmas, Easter, 

Whitsunday, Ascension and Trinity Sunday ; also on 

Thursday in Passion Week. 



1 22 Diocese of Long Island. 

Divine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; every Friday evening ; 

daily during Lent, and on all calendar days. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 6; Female, i6. Total, 22. 

Scholars, Male, 41 ; Female, 60. Total, 101. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

I 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, I99 37 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $9,795 00; Parochial School, $328 
22. Total $10,222 59 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $106 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$30 GO; Theological Education, $75 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $7 20. Total $218 20 

General: Domestic Committee, $1000; Indian Missions, $5000; 
Widows and Children of Clergymen in distress, $22 10. Total. $82 10 

Total of Offerings $10,522 89 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Jacob William Diller, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 9 (1 clinic) ; Children, 90 (14 clinic). Total, 99. 

Qonfirmed, 29. Marriages, 28. Burials, Children, 26; Adults, 39. 

Total, 65. 

Communicants: Admitted, 21; Received, 36; Removed, 16; Died, 8. 

Present Number, 395, 

Holy Communion : Whenever there is an Ante-Communion Service ; 

Good Friday and the National Thanksgiving Day ex- 
cepted ; Private Communion, 1 3 times. 

Divine Services: Sundays, morning and evening; Wednesdays, morning 

daily ; Evening (additional) on all festivals and feasts. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 20. Total, 24, 

Scholars, Male, 65 : Female, no. Total, 175. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion and Special Thankoffer- 
ings, $552 62 ; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $5,200 
Sunday-school, $161 99; Easter Offerings, 34 93 — $196 92 ; Spe- 
cial Easter Offerings for Missions, etc., $173 45 ; St. Luke's Benevo- 
lent Society, $380 00; Christmas Dinners for the Poor, $41 38. 

Total 16,544 37 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$20 GO; Diocesan Missions, $29 18; St. John's Hospital, $300 00. 
Total I421 18 



Parochial Reports y 1874, 123 

General: Good Friday Mission to the Jews, $19 24; Indian Mis- 
sions, $8 69; Special for Western MisMonary, $90 73 ; Thanbgiving 
Day, for disabled Clergymen, $32 25. Total $1 50 91 

Total of Offerings $7, 1 1 6 46 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William T. Fitch, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 21. Total, 22. • 

Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 6. Burials, 15. 

Communicants: Admitted, 10; Received, 14; Removed, 24; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 200. 

Holy Communion : First of every month, and on the high festivals of 

the Church : 3 times to the sick. 

Divine Services : Every morning and evening on Sunday ; Every Friday 

evening, with lecture, from November 1st to June ist ; 
Evening Prayers all other Fridays during the year ; Mon- 
day, Wednesday and Friday, morning and evening dur- 
ing Lent ; Passion Week, every day twice ; On all 
Saints' days at 9.30 A. M., with Sermon. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 7 ; Female, 16. Total, 23. 

Scholars, Male, 75 ; Female, 100. Total, 175. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Twenty-five times per year. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $194 00 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,780 00 ; Sunday-school, $630 ; 
Cash in part for new organ by Rector, $825 00 ; Special for Burials, 
$11 cx). Total $6,440 00 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, and Diocesan Fund, $64 00 ; 
Diocesan Missions, $20 00 j Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $17 00 ; 
Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $78 00; St. John's Hos- 
pital, two S. S. classes, $30 00 ; Sheltering Arms, $90 00 ; New clothing, 
Sewing Society, $30 00— $120 00; Riverhead and Brookhaven, $45 00; 
Mrs. Fellows, jails and hospitals, $30 00. Total $404 00 

General: Domestic Committee, Sunday-school, $10 00; Foreign 
Committee, Sunday-school, $10 00. Total $20 00 

Total of Offerings $6,864 ^^ 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. Irving McElroy, Assistant Minister. 

Baptisms: Adults, 7; Infants, 110. Total, 117. 
Confirmed, 42. Marriages, 28. Burials, 69. 



1 24 Diocese of Long Island. 

Communicants: Admitted, 45 ; Received, 57; Removed, 65 ; Died, 19. 

Present Number, 483. 

Holy Communion : Every Lord's Day ; also on Thanksgiving Day and 

all festivals, and 42 times in private. 

Divine Services : Twice every Sunday, through all festivals and Holy 

days, and every Sunday afternoon in the Branch Sunday- 
school room. 

Sunday-schools: Teachers, Male, Parish Sunday-school, 6 ; Branch, 3; 

Female, Parish Sunday-school, 32; Branch, 10. Total, 51. 
Scholars, Male, Parish Sunday-school, 132; Branch,, 
55 ; Female, Parish Sunday-school, 210; Branch, 133 
Total, 530. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 2 times. 

Daily Parish School: Teachers, Female, 1. 

Scholars, Male, 13; Female, 10. Total, 23. 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 10 ; Scholars, 80. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $685 63; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $8,491 20 ; Sunday-school, $839 55 ; 
Parochial School, $53 00 ; Industrial School and Branch Sunday-school, 
$406 00; Ladies* Benevolent Association, $150 00. Total, $10,623 38. 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$30 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $96 50 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$52 68; Homes of the Aged, $193 50; Orphan House, from Sunday- 
school, $50 GO; St. John's Hospital, for bed, $300 00. Total, $794 68. 

General : New York Bible and Common Prayer Book Society and 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $39 28 ; General Theological 
Seminary, $20 21 ; Domestic Committee, $30 29; Home Missions 
to Colored People, $36 6j \ Foreign Committee, $15 00 ; In- 
dian Missions, $64 10 ; Girls' Bible Class for support of Indian Gospel, 
$50 GO; Mission to Jews, $26 92; Deaconess Fund, $46 15; Sea- 
men's Mission P. E. Church, $38 g6 ; Miss Fay's School, Shanghai, 
China, $31 00; Sunday-school Easter Offering for Nashotah and 
Faribault, $6g gg. Total $457 68 



Total of Offerings $1 1,875 74- 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2 ; Infants, 33. Total, 35. 

Confirmed: 21. Marriages, 10. Burials, 27. 

Communicants: Admitted, 11 ; Received ig; Removed, ig ; Died, 2. 

Picsciir Number, 135. 
Holy Communion : Monthly, and on the great festivals. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 125 

Divine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; Friday evenings. As- 
cension Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, 
Lent, Wednesdays and Fridays; Holy Week, daily. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 20. Total, 26. 

Scholars, Male, 111 ; Female, 128. Total, 239. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^189 31 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $3,653 40; Sunday-school, #130 10; 
Repairs on Church buildings, ^447 40. Total $4,420 01. 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $20 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$15 00; Diocesan Missions, $26 50; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$870; St, John's Hospital, %\o 00 ; Riverhead Mission, $25 00. 

Total .$105 20 

General: Indian Missions, Chippewas, $125 00. Total... $125 00 
Total of Offerings $4,650 31 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Rector, 

Families, 200 ; Individuals, 875. 

Baptisms : Adults, 9 ; Infants, 26. Total, 35. 

Confirmed, 31. Marriages, 9. Burials, 14. 

Communicants: Admitted, 32; Received, 29; Removed, 3; Died, 5. 

Present Number, 455. 

Holy Communion : Monthly, and on the great festivals. 

Divine Service : Twice on Sundays, on Saints' days, daily during Lent, 

and twice on Wednesday and Friday; Twice daily in 
Passion Week, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Epiphany, 
Easter Monday and Tuesday, Ascension, Monday and 
Tuesday in Whitsun Week, and a Wednesday evening 
service and lecture during part of the year ; Services 
every Thursday evening at St. Paul's Mission. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 9; Female, 21. Total, 30. 

Scholars, Male, 125; Female, 140. Total, 265. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Twice monthly. 

Mission Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 7. Total, i^^. 

Scholars, Male, 38; Female, 48. Total, 86 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 15; Scholars, 122. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $293 42; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $6,688 21 ; Sunday-school, $372 
65; Donation for S. S. Library, $50 00; Industrial School, $125 00 • 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $2, 1 2i^ 03; Interest and 
reduction of Church Debt, $44,060 00; by St. Paul's Guild for various 



126 Diocese of Long Island. 

objects, $458 62 ; By Missionary Committee of St. Paul's Guild for Sew- 
ing Women, etc., I286 67. Total $54,458 60 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, Interest on Bond and Salary of the Bishop, 
assessment, $141 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $20 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $40 
29; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $51 30 ; Homes of the Aged and 
Orphan House, $341 80 ; St. John's Hospital, Furnishing Fund, $35 00; 
Sheltering Arms Nursery, tdo 00 ; Associate Mission, Riverhead, $100. 

Total $749 39 

General: New York Bible and Prayer Book Society, $10 00; 
Domestic Committee, $233 31 ; Society for the Increase of the Ministry, 
$63 46 ; Bp. Seabury Mission, Faribault, $30 00 ; Nashotah Mission, 
$22 50; Offerings of Sunday School for various objects, $416 53. 

Total $775 80 

Total of Offerings. ^^^^9^3 79 

St. Paul's Mission, corner of Carroll and Columbia streets, was com- 
menced on March 1st, 1874. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector. 

The Rev. George S. Bennitt, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 400, of whom 100 at Mission Chapel. 

Baptisms: Adults, 12; Infants; 92. Total, 104. 

Confirmed, 60 (13 at Mission Chapel). Marriages, 27. Burials, 51. 

Communicants : Present Number about 550, including 46 at Chapel. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday of month, Christmas and other great 

festivals; Maunday Thursday, and several times in 
private. 

Divine Services : Twice on every Sunday, daily during Lent, Thanks- 
giving Day, Christmas, Epiphany, Easter Tuesday, As- 
cension, and during a part of the year on Wednesday 
and Friday. 

Mission Sunday-school : Teachers, 27 ; Scholars, 1 50. 

Parish Sunday-school : Teachers, jy ; Scholars, 650. Total Teachers, 

104. Scholars, 800. 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 7 ; Scholars, 75. 

• CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 1^3 29 79; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $9,952 52; Sunday-school, $134 
35; Industrial School, $36 22; Increase and improvement of Church 
Property, $19,256 27; Industrial Aid Association, $220 00; Relief As- 
sociation, $366 22. Total $30,295 37 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$40; City and Diocesan Missions, $1,098 75; Fund for Aged and In- 
firm Clergy, $56 87; Homes of the Aged and Orphan House, $330 35; 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 127 

5t. John's Hospital, $300 00; Home for Consumptives, $2,134 ^® J 
Sheltering Arms Nursery, $2,597 65. Total $6,629 ^^ 

General: Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $61 jj ; Theo- 
lo^cal Seminaries, $20 00; Domestic Committee, $509 41 ; Home 
Missions to Colored People, $128 86; Foreign Committee, $495 93 ; 
Indian Missions, $236; Seamen's Mission, $71 86; Society for increase 
of Ministry, $254 06 ; Rustic Home for Consumptives^ Aiken, S. C, 
$13,600 GO; Charitable Purposes, $27,000 00. Total. .. .$42,377 89 

Total of Offerings ^79»303 06 

Four boxes, valued at $410, have also been sent to Missionaries. The 
Relief Association, in addition to that paid for rent, fuel, etc., for the 
poor, have distributed over a thousand partially v«^orn garments. The 
$27,000 reported for " Charitable Purposes " was the legacy of one 
** faithfiil aud beloved," recently taken from labors in the Church on 
earth to the Paradise of God. During the last year the church has been 
thoroughly repaired and tastefully decorated. A commodious and beau- 
tihil Rectory is now being added to our other buildings, the noble gift of 
a layman of the Parish. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. James Watson Bradin, Jr., Rector. 

Families, 55 ; Individuals, 200. 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 24. Total, 26. 

Confirmed, 9. Marriages, 4. Burials, 8. 

Communicants : Admitted, 8 ; Received, 6 ; Removed, 8 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 80. 

Holy Communion : Monthly ; On the greater festivals. All Saint's Day, 

Ash Wednesday, Maunday Thursday ; On each Sun- 
day in the seasons of Advent and Lent. 

Divine Services : Every Sunday morning and evening in the year; All 

festivals and Saints' days; 4 days in each week during 
the Lenten season ; Holy Week, twice daily ; Friday 
nights throughout the year. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 5; Female, 14. Total, 19. 

Scholars, Male, 81 ; Female, 84. Total, 165. 

Public Catechetical Instruction: 12 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial; Alms at the Holy Communion, $100 00; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $2,472 00; Sunday-school, $325 00; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $347 25; Contributions 
to new organ, $465 00. Total ^3>709 25. 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $25 00; Fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergy, 3 00. Total ; . . $28 00 

Total op Offerings ^3*737 25 



1 28 Diocese of Long Island. 

During the last year the parish has bought an organ of Mr. Earle, of 
Rivcrhead, L. I., an instrument remarkable for its sweetness of tone and 
fine appearance. The members have worked with a great deal of energy 
in striving to liquidate the debt.. During the past year, the members of 
the Parish have also contributed generously toward the extension and 
painting of the Church. 

The Parish is still being worked on the Free Church System, and not- 
withstanding the Church is situated at some distance from a thickly settled 
neighborhood, there is great reason to be encouraged by reason of the 
energy and generosity shown by the parishoners. 

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, BUSHWICK. 
The Rev. Thomas Wilson Haskins, Rector. 

Families, 197; Individuals, 812. 

Baptisms: Adults, 5; Infants, 55. Total, 60. 

Confirmed, 16; Marriages, 4 ; Burials, 31. 

Communicants: Admitted, 35; Received, 11; Removed, 18; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 210. 
Holy Communion : Monthly, and on Christmas, Easter, Ascension, 

Whitsunday, Trinity Sunday, Communion of the Sick, 

nine Celebrations. 
Divine Services : Sundays, morning and evening ; Week days throughout 

the year, once a week ; Advent and Lent, four times, 

and on all Saint's and Holy days. 
Sunday-school : (Including Orchard Chapel) Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 

28. Total, 32. 

Scholars, Male, 1 54 ; Female, 197. Total, 351. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^207 56; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,710 21 ; Sunday-school, $323 00; 
Ladies' Fair and sundry expedients, $1,64^ 75 ; ThankofFerings and 
Specials for the poor, $73 30. Total $4,959 82 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fuud, $21 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
^22 GO; Diocesan fund, $25 00; Diocesan Missions, $21 58 ; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $4 35; Church Charity Foundation of Long 
Island, $14 20. Total $108 13 

General : Domestic Committee, $27 23 ; Rent of house, a legacy from 

Miss E. Wood to Domestic Missions, $15 50; Foreign Missions, $15 50. 

Total $58 23 

Total of Offerings $5, 1 26 1 8 

The present Incumbent succeeded to the charge of the Church of the 
Ascension on the third Sunday in Advent, 1873. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 129 

The foregoing statistics of individuals and families are accurate only so 
far as the Rector has been able to canvass the Parish. He finds a number 
of communicants of the Church who are unable to say in what Parish, if 
any, they are enrolled, and it is a rare thing to find one who is aware of 
the existence of regulation in § I., Canon 2, Title 11. of the Digest in 
regard to the removal of the communicants. 

The envelope system has been introduced, and the music changed from 
quartette singing to congregational led by a chorus. 

CALVARY CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D 
The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 39. Total, 42. 

Confirmed, 19. Marriages, 20. Burials, ^1. 

Communicants: Admitted, 23 ; Received, 14; Removed, 29. 

Present Number, 253. 

Holy Communion : On the first Sunday of every month, and on the prin- 
cipal festivals. 

Divine Services : On the morning and evening of each Lord's day, and 

Friday evenings of every week except during the 
months of July and August. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 10; Female, 22. Total, 32. 

Scholars, Male, 171; Female, 179. Total, 350. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 2 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $165 85 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rectors salary, $3,634 03 ; Sunday-school, $831 11 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $879 20; Special collec- 
tion for the poor, $26 00 ; Special donation to the Sunday-school, from 
the Guild, $58 00. Total $5>594 19 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $10 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
I29 cx) ; Diocesan Fund, $1000; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $16 37; 
Orphan House, $125 00. Total $190 37 

Total of Offerings ^5,784 56 

The interest upon our debt, and efforts to diminish it, together with a 
prompt meeting of current expenses compel the Parish to concentrate 
more of its means and attention upon home work than would be done 
under other circumstances. A Guild has recently been formed with very 
encouraging prospects. It has already done something for the general 
work of the Church, and foundations are laid fordoing more in the future. 

CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E D. 

The Rev. A. H. Partridge, Rector. 

Families, 200. 

Baptisms: Adults, 17; Infants, 72. Total, 89. 

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130 Diocese of Long Island. 

Confirmed, 52. Marriages, 34. Burials, 85. 

Communicants : Admitted, 80. Died, 10. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday in month, Christmas and Whitsunday. 

Divine Services: Every Sunday, 10^ a m. and j\ p. m. ; Every Friday 

evening, from October to Ascension day ; and every day 

in Lent ; Friday evening preparatory to Communion 

during the year. 
Sunday-school: Officers, 10. Teachers, 10 ; Female, 30. Total, 40. 

Scholars, 480. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $249 58; Sunday-school, 
$810 85 ; Expended for the poor, I300 00 ; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, $1,000 00; Raised by the young people, $695 00. 

Total tSiO^S 43 

Diocesan : Church Charity Foundation of Long Island $62 42 

General : Special $ 1 1,656 7 1 

Total of Offerings ^15>734 5^ 

Owing to the absence of the Treasurer, I am unable to state the 
amount given to the several charities. 



GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Wm. S. Chadwell, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 12; Infants, 56. Total, 68. 

Confirmed, 29. Marriages, 1 2. Burials, 33. 

Communicants: Admitted, 16; Received, 6 ; Removed, 25 ; Died, 4. 

Present Number, 175. 
Holy Communion : The first Sunday in each month and principal Holy 

days. 
Divine Services : Twice on Sundays, Wednesday and Friday evenings, 

all Saints' days. National Thanksgiving, Holy Week, 

and extra services during Lent. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 26. Total, 29. 

Scholars, Male, 119 ; Female, 215. Total, 334. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Once a month. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, I11400; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,152 39 ; Sunday-school, I485 00. 

Total $4,751 39 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop assessment, $28 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 



Varochial Reports^ 1874. 131 

♦20 00; Diocesan Missions^ ^31 22; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$21 27; Homes of the Aged, 822 00. Total I122 49 

General : Domestic Committee, 860 00 ; Society for promoting re- 
ligion and learning, $9 57. Total $69 57 

Total of Offerings ^4i943 45 



ST. MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 20; Infants, 53. Total, 73. 

Confirmed, 44. Marriages, 21. Burials, 28. 

Communicants: Admitted, 42 ; Received, 1 1 ; Removed«i6; Died, 8. 

Present Number, 374. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday in every month ; also on Christmas, 

Easter and Octave, Ascension, Whitsunday, Trinity, All 
Saints, St. Mark's, Sts. Philip and James. 

Divine Services : Twice every Sunday ; Once on all Holy days ; Daily in 

Lent ; Twice daily in Holy Week ; also Wednesday and 
Fridays through most of the year, with lectures from 
Advent to Easter. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 14; Female, 39. Total, 53. 

Scholars, Male. 165; Female, 175. Total, 340. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday by Rector, in Sunday- 
school, and monthly in church. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $397 42 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,240 18 ; Sunday-school, I388 84; 
Parochial aid, $684 77 ; Increase and improvement of Church property, 
new gas fixtures. Total $5,7 11 21 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$25 CO; Diocesan Missions, I23 05 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$21 10; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $50 22; Homes 
of the Aged, Mr«. Doyle, $100 00; Orphan House, $7 00 ; St John's 
Hospital, $14 92; Riverhead Mission for Sunday-school, I25 00. 

Total I338 29 

General: N.Y.Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $19 57; 
Domestic Committee, $34 45 ; Home Missions to Colored People, $30 1 3; 
Minnesota, $12 50 ; Mission to Jews, Good Friday, $12 50; Sunday- 
chool to Foreign, Indian and Domestic Missions, $159 63. 

Total $258 78 



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Total of Offerings $6,308 28 



1 32 Diocese of Long Island. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector. 

Families, 140; Individuals, 300. 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 38. Total, 40. 

Confirmed, 40. Mar'iagcs, 7. Burials, 5. 

Communicants: Admitted, 25; Received, 5. Removed, 10. 

Present Number, 120. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month. 
Divine Services ; Morning, 10.30; Evening, 7.30. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 16. Total, 18. 

Scholars, Male, loo; Female, 15a Total, 250. 
Public Catechetical Instruction: 12 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $462 69; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,135 00 ; Sunday-school, $280 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property ($15,000); Interest on 
mortgage (no change), $1,540 00. Total t^A^7 ^ 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $48 00 ; Fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergy, $21 00. Total $69 00 

Total of Offerings $6,486 69 

ST. THOMAS' MISSION, BROOKLYN. 
Geo. H. Chadwell, Lay Reader. 

Families, 10; Individuals, 40. 

Baptisms: Infants, 11 ; Total, 11. 

Marriages, 1. 

Communicants : Received, 2. Present Number, 1 3, 

Holy Communion : Twice during the year. 

Divine Services : Twice every Sunday. Friday evenings during Le«t. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 1 ; Female, 4. Total, 5. 

Scholars, Male, 14; Female, 17. Total, 31. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $6 00 ; All current 
expenses, $102 00; Sunday-school, $11 00. Total $1 19 00 

ST. TIMOTHY'S MISSION CHURCH, BROWNSVILLE. 
Wm. H. Tomlins, Lay Missionary. 

Families, 20; Individuals (adults), over 50. 
Baptisms :' Infants, 6. 
Communicants; Present Number, 15. 



Parochial Repori 3 y 1874. 133 

Holy Communion: About once in six weeks. 

Divine Services : Sundays, 10:30 A. M., 3 P. M., and Friday evenings 

8:30. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 3. Total, 5. 

Scholars, Male, 28 ; Female, 35. Total, 63. 

AlmSy $61 50 ; Expenses, $46 90. Balance %i^ 60 

It is hoped that a few months' patient labor will increase the strength 
of this Mission, and that hereafter they will be able to raise part of the 
Missionary stipend. 

TRINITY CHURCH, EAST NEW YORK. 
The Rev Joseph I. Elsegood, Rector. 

Families, 101 ; Individuals, 435. 

Baptisms: Adults, 16; Infants, 30. Total, 46. 

Confirmed, 36. Marriages, 9. Burials, 23. 

Communicants: Admitted, 26 ; Received, 5 ; Removed, 14; Died, 5. 

Present Number, 126. 
Holy Communion: Public, Sundays, 18; Private, 5. Total, 23. 
Divine Services : Morning prayer, Sundays, 57; Holy days, 23; Other 

days, 6. Total, 86. Evening prayer, Sundays, 56 ; 

Holy days, 9 ; Other days, 39. Total, 104. 

Sermons, 120; Lectures and addresses, 39. Total, 15Q. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 10; Female, 20. Total, 30. 

Scholars, Male, 115; Female, 183. Total, 298. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Second Sunday in each month, and at 

other times as the Rector may desire or deem neccessary 

so to do. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $97 62 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, (1,469 91 ; Sunday-school, ^222 98 ; 
Ladies' Aid, $95 81. Total |5i,866 32 

Diocesan: Diocesan Missions, ^$13 40; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $11 53; Assessment for Bishop's salary, due January i, 1874, 
$7 50; Assessment of Diocesan Fund for 1872,110; Assessment of 
Diocesan Fund for 1873, $10. Total $52 43 

Total of Offerings $1,918 75 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, FLATBUSH. 
The Rev. Robert B. Van Klecck, D.D., Rector.* 

Baptisms: Adults, 5; Infants, 43 (from the County Institutions, 33). 

Total, 48. 

*Parochial report for the year to Easter, May 5, i874» at which tiine the Rec- 
tor resigned the charge of the Parish. 



134 Diocese of Long Island. 

Confirmed; iz. Marriages, 8. Burials, 9. (From the County Institu- 
tions, 2.) 

Communicants: Admitted, 8 \ Removed, 10 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 84. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month, and whenever a preface 

is appointed. 

Divine Services : Twice on Sunday, on Wednesdays and Fridays, and the 

Holy days as they occur ; Services in Lent, on Wed — 
nesday and Friday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday 
afternoons, with lectures on the Litany at each after — 
noon service. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, 11. Scholars, 75. Average attendance, 

about 60. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 



Faroc«ial : Alms at the Holy Communion, 1 130 48 ; Parochial SchooL 
I72 41. Total..... $202 8$^» 9 



Diocesan : Salary for the Bishop, assessment, 968 00 ; Diocesan Fund^ 
$15 CO; Diocesan Missions, $33 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy 
$36 56; Homes of the Aged, $42 57 ; Col. Edward Hinchen, for River- 
head Mission, $100 00. Total $299 i^ .3 

General: Domestic Committee, $3744; For the sufferers at Mem -^^.n- 
phis, $24 54. Total $61 9? ^^8 

Total op Offerings $560 o 

This is exclusive of the amount for current Parish expenses. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, FORT HAMILTON. 
The Rev. Ferris Tripp, Officiating. 

Families, 14; Individuals, 45. 

Baptisms : Infants, 4. 

Conmiunicants . Received, 5 ; Removed, 6. Present Number, 20. 

Holy Communion : 4 times. 

Divine Services : Sundays, morning service. 



QUEENS COUNTY^ 



CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, ASTORIA. 
The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector. 

Families, 94 ; Individuals, 450. 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 26. Total, 28. 



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• Parochial Reports^ 1874. 135 

!onfirmedy 21. Marriages, 3. Burials, 8. 

Communicants: Admitted, 22; Received, 7; Removed, 17; Died, 1. 

Present Number, 205. 
loly Communion : On the first Sunday in the month, and on the greater 

festivals, 
divine Services: Sundays, morning and evening; Last Sunday in the 

month, children's service in the afternoon ; All Fridays 

and Holy days, and daily during Lent, 
unday-school : Teachers, Male, 4; Female, 16. Total, 20. 

Scholars, Male, 91 ; Female, 87. Total, 178. 
ublic Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $333 29; All current 
xpenses, including Rector's salary, $5,023 92; Sunday-school, $96 70 ; 
Contributions of the Sunday-school, S3 1 1 00 ; Contributions of the 
unday-school for organ, $127 00 ; Contributions for new organ chamber, 
2,12000. Total « . . : t8,oii 91 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bbhop, assessment, $46 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
15 CO; Diocesan Missions, $73 25 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
18 CO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $13 00. 

Total $165 25 

General: General Theological Seminary, $1000; Domestic Com- 
littee, $28 CO; Home Missions to Colored People, $10 00; Foreign 
Committee, 1 10 00 ; Indian Missions, 1 10 00. Total $68 00 

Total of Opfbrings $8,245 ^^ 

Since my last report, the tower of the Church has been carried up to 
he height of fifty-five feet, and a chime of ten bells placed therein, the 
ift of the late C. R. TrafFord, Esq. 

A new organ chamber has also been built On the north side of the 
hancel, at a cost of over two thousand dollars. 

Next year, I shall (D. V.) report, that an organ has been placed there- 
n, as nearly money enough has already been contributed for that purpose. 



ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, ASTORIA. 
The Rev. Robert William Harris, D.D., Rector. 

laptisms: Adults, 1; Infants, lo. Total, 11. 
Confirmed, 3. Marriages, 6. Burials, 4. 
lunday-ftchool : Teachers, 1 8. 

Scholars, 138. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Sunday-school, $188 61 ; Improvememt of Church prop- 
tty, $2,453 33; Parish purposes, $136 81. Total '...$2,778 75 




13^) Diocese of Long Island. 

Diocesan: Diocesan Missons, $13646; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $87 53. Total $223 99 

General: Domestic Committee, $167 43; Foreign Committee, $220; 
Long Island Bible Society, $107 35 ; By Sunday scholars for " Sheltering 
Arms," $56 1 3. Total ^SS^ 9^ 

Total op Offerings ^3^553 ^5 

The Church was closed for repairs and improvements during July 
August and September last, which prevented collections usually made durin 
those months. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, COLD SPRING HARBOR. 
The Rev. Robert T. Howard, Minister. 

Families, 32; Individuals, 100. 

Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 14. Total, 15. 

Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 3. Burials, 3. 

Communicants: Admitted, i; Died, 1. Present Number, 45. 

Holy Communion: The first Sunday in every month, and the greate 

festivals. 
Divine Services . Every Sunday, Lent and Christmas. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 7. Tot^l, 8. 

Scholars, Male, 25 ; Female, 41. Total, 66. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Twice a month. 

COMTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, I113 27; All current ex 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,075 ^9' Sunday-school, $63 30. 

Total $1,2^2 2 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, paid in full; Diocesan Fund, $1000^ 
* Diocesan Missions, $33 50; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $10 00^ 
Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $39 00. Total. . . .$92 9 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $5 00 ; Gen 
eral Theological Seminary, $5 00 ; Domestic Committee, $7 10 ; Horn 
Missions to Colored People, $5 00 ; Foreign Missions, $7 15; Indians^ 
Missions, $7 50. Total $36 75 

Total of Offerings $38 1 01 

The population of Cold Spring Harbor remains stationary ; owing to» 
this reason, in a great degree, there is no increase in the size of the con— 
gregation. Of the old residents, the majority belong to the other religious 
bodies that surround us and are immovable. 




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*One hundred dollars froip John D. Jones, Esq., May 14, 1874, a vestrymarm 
of the Parish. 



Parochial ReportSy 1874. 137 

There is a peculiarity about this Parish. It has no Rector, but elects 
its Minister only for the year. 

Missionary services arc still rendered at Syossett, monthly, by me. 



ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL, COLLEGE POINT. 

The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Assistant Minister of St. 
George's, Flushing ; Minister in charge of St. Paul's Chapel, 
College Point. 

Individuals, 210. 

Baptisms: Infants. 17. 

Confirmed, 23. Marriages, 3. Burials, 15. 

Communicants : Admitted, 23 ; Received, 3 ; Removed, 5 ; Died, 1. 

Present Number, 1 1 5. 
Holy Communion : The third Sunday in every month. 
Divine Services : Twice on Sundays ; every alternate Sunday evening, in 

the German language ; once on the chief festivals and 

fasts. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 7; Female, 21. Total, 28. 

Scholars, Male, 162; Female, 228. Total, 390. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Once a month on Sundays, and twice on 

week days, from January till May. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's salary^ $1,434 64; 
Sunday-school, $284 00. Total $1,768 64 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, $50 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $28 00. Total $78 00 

General: Domestic Committee, $50 00; Poor, $94 00. 

Total ^H4 o<^ 

Total op Offerings $1,990 64 

m 

The population of this place, amounting to about five thousand, consists 
chiefly of foreign Germans, it is a difficult field to cultivate, nevertheless, 
a central church building would soon make this interesting Mission 
self-supporting. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, FLUSHING. 
The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, Rector. 
The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Assistant Minister. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants^ 31. Total, 35. 
Confirmed, 14. Marriages, 16. Burials 29. 



138 Diocese of Long Island. 

Communicants: Admitted^ 13; Received, 9; Removed, 11 ; Died, 5. 

Present Number, 350. 

Holy Communion : Every month, and on Christmas, Holy Thursday 

evening, Easter and Whitsunday. 

Divine Services : Every Sunday morning and evening during the year, 

and on the first Sunday afternoon every month ; abo 
two on good Friday and daily during Holy Week, and 
on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during Lent. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, 38. 

Scholars, 377. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : First Sunday of every month. 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 7 ; Scholars, 60. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $371 21 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $9,750 00; Sunday-school, $375 00; 
Industrial School, )ioo 00; Brotherhood, Charity account, $31791; 
Brotherhood, Parish purposes, $2 1 1 00. Total $11,125 ^^ 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, interest on bond, $140 00 ; Salary of the 
Bishop, assessment, $106 00; Diocesan Fund, $2000; Diocesan Misaons, 
$102 17; Theological Education, $19205; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $105 00; Brotherhood, for missions in parish, $1,629 53. 

Total $2,294 72 

General: Ladies' Mission Aid Society, 6 boxes, $75000; Ladies' 
Dorcas Society, $28 1 67. Total $ 1 ,03 1 67 

Total of Offerings $14,451 51 



TOWN FARM MISSION OF ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH. 

FLUSHING. 

The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Minister (to May ist). 

Families, 8.* 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 4. Total, 6. 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 2. 

Communicants : Removed, 2. Present number, 1 2. 

Holy Communion : Monthly. 

Divine Services : Once on Sundays, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and 

Wednesday evenings in Lent. 
Sunday-school : Officers, Male, 2 ; Teachers, Male, 1 ; Female, 6. 

Total, 9. 

Scholars, Male, 15; Female, 35. Total, 50. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 1 times. 

* 

*The people of the vicinity very generally attend the services with more 
or less frequency. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 139 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $11 27 ; All current ex- 
penses (of which from Sunday-school, ^9 00) #44 66 ; Parochial School, 
$5970. Total $115 63 

Diocesan: Diocesan Missions (from Sunday-school), $4 00 ; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $401. Total 18 01 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society^ $4 00 ; 
Domestic Committee (of which from Sunday-school, $5 00), $7 00 ; 
Home Missions for Colored People, $7 62 ; Foreign Committee (from 
Sunday-school), $9 00; Orphan Asylum, Memphis, (during pestilence), 
$5 00. Total $32 62 

Total of Offerings $156 26 

This Mission is regarded by the St. George's Brotherhood as a very 
important work. That association will continue its support as heretofore. 

The Communion Alms are expended for the comfort of the sick in 
the Town Farm House. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, GLEN COVE. 
The Rev. Thos. Mallaby, Rector to ist May, 1874. 

Families, 63 ; Individuals, say 200. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 18. Total, 20. 

Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 6. Burials, 14. 

Communicants : Admitted, 2 ; Removed, 5 ; Died, 2 ; Irregular or 

disorderly, 10. Present Number, 60. 

Holy Communion : As formerly. 

Divine Services : All Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, and the 

Litany days in Lent, Wednesday and Thursday in Pas- 
sion Week, and on Good Friday. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 7. Total, ii. 

Scholars, Male, 40 ; Female, 54 (including School at 
Lattingtown). Total, 94. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : 10 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, (72 28; All current 

expenses, including Rector's salary, say $1,100 ; Sunday-school, $40 00. 

Total. • $1,212 28 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, I84 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$45 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $7 00; Diocesan Missions, $14 18; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $23 75 ; Church Charity Foundation of 

Long Island, $100 00. Total S273 93 

• 

General : Domestic Committee, say $23 27 

Total of Offerings ^i>509 48 



140 Diocese of Long Island. 

I resigned this Parish on the 1st of May inst., after a rectorship of twen- 
ty-one years and a half^ and have removed to the Diocese of ConnecticuCy 
serving now as Assistant Minister of Trinity Parish, Newtown, Fairfield 
County, with special charge of St. John's Chapel, Sandy Hook. 



ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, HEMPSTEAD. 
The Rev. Wm. H. Moore, Rector. 

Families, 1 1 2. 

Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 5. Total, 8. 
Confirmed, 13. Marriages, 6. Burials, 31. 
Communicants : Admitted, 6 ; Removed, 8 ; Died, 7. 

Present Number, 200. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month, and on chief festivals. 
Divine Services : Sundays, A.M., and Evening, and on Saints' Days and 

Fridays part of the year. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, 17. 

Scholars, 153. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 1 1 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, %%j (yj ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, ^2,054 33 ; Sunday-school, $247 38 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $551 57. 

Total •3.740 95 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^34 ']'] ; Diocesan Fund, 
$17 25; Diocesan Missions, ^52 90; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$10 23. Total $115 15 

General: S. S. Union and Church Book Society, (17 93 ; Domestic 
Committee, $57 00 ; Home Missions to Colored People, I19 25; 
Foreign Committee, ^38 50. Total $132 68 

Total of Offerings 93*988 78 

GRACE CHURCH, JAMAICA. 
The Rev. Geo. Williamson Smith, Rector. 

Families, 115 ; Individuals not thus included, 38 ; Individuals, 471. 

Baptisms: Adults, 9; Infants, 18. Total, 27. 

Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 7. Burials, 24. 

Communicants: Admitted, 35; Received, 15; Removed, 52; Died, 11. 

Present Number, 213. 
Holy Communion : The first Sunday in the month, on high festivals, 

and Holy Thursday night. 
Divine Services: Sundays, morning and evening. Holy days, four times 

a week during Lent, and Friday evenings from October 

to Easter. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 141 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 19. Total, 25. 

Scholars, Male, 45 ; Female, 57. Total, 102. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 7 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^303 10; All current 
e:rpenses, including Rector's salary, $3,100 00 ; Sunday-school, $256 jj ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $345 00 ; Charitable 
Association, ^260 91. Total $43265 78 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan Mis- 
sions, ^jj 30 ; Theological Education, $20 00 ; Fund for Aged and 
Infirm Clergy, $61 60; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island: 
Homes of the Aged and Orphan House, $262 80 ; St. John's Hospital, 
♦83 10 ; Support of Orphan's by Sunday-school, $60 00. 

Total $636 80 

General : Domestic Committee, $380 70 ; Foreign Committee, 
$65 70; Ladies' Missionary Aid Society, $237 95. Total. ... $684 35 

Total of Offerings $5>586 93 

The decrease in the number of Communicants is partly due to the 
formation of a new parish at Richmond Hill, where a missionary station 
has been held by this parish for some years past 

The report of the late Richmond Hill Mission will be furnished by 
the " Church of the Resurrection." 



ZION CHURCH, LITTLE NECK, FLUSHING. 

The Rev. Henry M. Beare, Rector. 

Families, 100. 

Baptisms : Infants, 7. Total, 7. 

Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 1. Burials, 4. 

Communicants: Present Number, 100. 

Holy Communion : Monthly. 

Divine Services : Morning and afternoon of each Lord's day, principal 

fast and festival days, and extra services during Lent. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, 1 2. 

Scholars, 70. 

contributions. 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $36 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$23 00; Diocesan Missions, $127 44; Theological Education, $21 83 ; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $65 00 ; Church Charity Foundation 
of LOiig Island, $101 69. Total $371 66 

General: L. I. Bible and N. Y. Common Prayer Book Society, 
%iq 4.0: S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $38 24; Genera] 
Theological Seminary, $5 00; Domestic Committee, including Indian 
Missions, $237 35 : Home Missions to Colored People, $85 35 ; Foreign 



142 Diocese of Long Island. 

Committee, $200 30; Mission to Jews, N. Y., $15 00; Nashotah 
Theological Seminary, ^97 27; Sea bury Theological Seminary, $17 00; 
Riverhead Mission, lioo 00. Total $869 91 

Total of Offerings $1,241 57 

In consequence of the absence of the Rector, on account of ill-health, 
for many months at St. Paul, Minnesota, the statistics of the Parish this 
year are very brief. 

He and the Parish are indebted to the Rev. John Morgan and 
Mr. Stuart F. Randolph, Lay Reader, for valuable services rendered 
during the year. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, LONG ISLAND CITY. 
The Rev. John G. Mulholland, M.A., Rector. 

Families, 54; Individuals, 165. 

Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 10. Total, 11. 

Confirmed, 5. Marriages, 1. Burials, 3. 

Communicants: Admitted, 4; Received, i ; Removed, i; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 52. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in the month, Maunday Thursday, and 

Christmas-day. 
Divine Services : Twice every Sunday, Christmas-day, and once each 

week during Lent. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 3; Female, 7. Total, 10. 

Scholars, Male, 72 ; Female, 69. Total, 141. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $891 47; 
Sunday-school, $88 07 ; Increase and improvement of Church property, 
$598 44. Total ^^577 9^ 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $1800; Diocesan Fund, 
95 f o ; Diocesan Missions, $14 78; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$4 92. Total $42 90 

Total of Offerings $1,620 88 



CHRIST CHURCH, MANHASSET. 
The Rev. James E. Homans, Rector. 

Families : 96. 

Baptisms: Adults, 5 ; Infants, 9. Total, 14. 

Confirmed, 13. Marriages, 9. Burials, 17. 

Communicants : Admitted, 13 ; Received, 3 ; Removed 18 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 130. 
Holy Commupion : First Sunday each month, and Christmas. 
Divine Services: Sunday mornings, 52 ; Sunday afternoon and evening, 

50; other occasions, 30. Totals 132. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 143 

anday-school : Teachers, Male^ 11 ; Female, 17. Total, 28. 

Scholars, Male, 65 ; Female, 105. Total 170. 
ublic Catechetical Instruction : 1 2 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $158 74; All current 
xpenses, including Rector's salary, $2^058 00; Sunday-schools, I270 00 ; 
Dn parsonage, fences and cemetery, I619 00; Church bible and robes, 
ho5 00. Total t3>2io 74. 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $12 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
I36 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $12 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $22 78 ; Fund for 
\ged and Infirm Clergy, $12 29 ; Mission at Riverhead, lioo 00. 

Total ^195 07 

General: Domestic Committee, 16 50; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $18 75 ; Foreign Committee, I41 65 ; Indian Missions, $18 13 ; 
Long Island Bible Society, $10 00; Missionaries in Kansas and West 
V^irginia, $135 00; Church in Virginia, %\z 00; Evangelical Knowledge 
Society, $21 33 ; American Church Missionary Society, $67 78 ; Mis- 
don to the Jews, $3 27. Total ^334 4^ 

Total of Offerings $3*740 2a 

The Ladies' Pastor's Aid Society continues to labor in behalf of the 
neighboring poor, and for missionaries in the South and West. Regular 
religious services are held at Great Neck and occasionally at other points 
in the neighborhood. The Sunday-schools previously reported continue 
inder the general supervision of the Rector. Extensive repairs and im- 
provements have been made during the year on the parsonage, and the 
remetery grounds have been enlarged and improved. Quite a number of 
places belonging to old church families have been sold within a few years, 
md their removal is very slowly being made up by new additions to the 
:omm unity. It is hoped, however, that this will be only a transient 
feature in our experience. 



ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH, MASPETH. 
The Rev. C. B. Ellsworth, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 19. Total, 23. 

Confirmed, 15. Marriages, 5. Burials, 13. 

Communicants: Admitted, 10; Removed, 11. Present Number, 40. 

Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month, all festivals, and octave 

of greater festivals. 
Divine Services : Twice on all Sundays, and days in Holy Week ; once 

on all festivals, Fridays, Wednesdays in Lent, Ember and 

Rogation days. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 12. Total, 14. 

Scholars, Male, 48; Female, 52. Total, 100. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday. 



144 Diocese of Long Island. 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $16 50; 
Sunday-school, festivals, etc., 1(75 00 ; Charitable, (25 95 ; other religious 
gifts, $500 00. Total $2,250 95 

Diocesan ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $26 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
ti 2 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $130 45 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$68 40 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $1 16 75. 

Total ^3 S3 ^ 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, I60 95 ; 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $30 25 : S. S. Union and Church 
Book Society, $39 14; General Theological Seminary, $40 15; Do- 
mestic Committee, $178 30; Home Missions to Colored People, 
$116 71;; Foreign Committee, $126 00; Indian Missions, $11650; 
Nashotah, $244 62 ; Faribault, $244 6z. Total $1>197 28. 

Total of Offerings 93>8oi 83 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, NEWTOWN. 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Rector. 

Families, 60. 

Baptisms: Infants, 11. 

Confirmed^ ^. Marriages, 6. Burials, 6. 

Communicants: Present Number, lOo. 

Holy Communion : Monthly, and on the chief festivals. 

Divine Service : Sundays, morning and evening ; every Sunday afternoon 

at Woodside ; daily during Lent, and the chief festivals. 
Sunday-school : Teachers and Officers, Male, 4; Female, 9. Total, 13. 

Scholars, 60. 
Industrial School for Girls : Teachers and Officers, 27. Scholars, 175* 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $198 19 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $4,007 28; Sunday-school, tio6 72; 
Industrial School, $189 02. Total 94»50i 21 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, asssessment, %6o 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
%\^ 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $44 90 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
^39 ^S > Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $65 00; St. John's 
Hospital, $26 00; Sheltering Arms Nursery, $25 10; Church at Rivcr- 
hcad, 8^7 CO; St. Paul's Church, Woodside, $1,265 00. 

Total $1,600 85 

General : Domestic Committee, $274 42 ; Home Missions to Colored 
People. $40 51 ; Foreign Committee, $24 75 ; Indian Missions, from Sun- 
cl.»y-school, $44 97 ; By Woman's Missionary Association, $366 65. 

Total $751 30 

Total of Offerings $6,853 3^ 



Parochial Reports, 1874. 145 

On March 19th, the Chapel of St. Paul's Parish, Woodside, was openco 
vith appropriate services, by the Bishop and neighboring Clergy. Tht 
Jhapel is a neat and churchly frame edifice, with stained glass windows, 
chancel furniture complete, and bell, seating about 130 persons. Cost, 
complete, about 85,000. Since then, service has been held there every 
Sunday afternoon, always with a full attendance ; and a Sunday-school 
has been organized of 50 scholars. Much interest is manifested in the 
services, and the work is full of promise. Three children have been bap- 
tised, and the Holy Communion is celebrated monthly, with an atten- 
dance of from 15 to 20 communicants. 

In St. James* Parish, the Women's Missionary Association has prosecu- 
ted its good work with great zeal and success. Missionary intelligence has 
been circulated, and a Missionary interest is kept alive in the congregation ; 
while substantial contributions, in money, clothing, etc., have been made 
to different points, amounting to some 8700. 

CHRIST CHURCH, OYSTER BAY. 
The Rev. R. G. Hutton, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 6. Total, 10. 

Marriages, 2. Burials, 6. 

Communicants: Admitted, 4 ; Received, 3; Removed, 1 ; Died, 1. 

Present Number, 91. 
Holy Communion; First Sunday of every month and the greater festivals. 
Divine Services : Morning and evening of every Sunday ; Wednesday and 

Friday in Lent, and the second Sunday of every month 

at St. George's, Syosset. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, 7. Scholars, 42. 

ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, RAVENSWOOD. 
Ralph Post, Warden. 

Families, 18; Individuals, 60. 
Baptisms : Infants, 4. 
Marriages, 1. 

Communicants: Removed, 7 ; Died, 1. Present Number, 60. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month. 

Divine Services: Sundays, at 10^ o'clock A. M., and 7^ o'clock, evening. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 8. Total, 10. 

Scholars, Male, 12; Famale, 30. Total, 42. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, ^y^ 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $900 00 ; Sunday-school, ^10 40. 
Total ^985 40 

Diocesan : Interest on amount of assessment $5 00 

Total of Offerings ^990 40 

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146 Diocese of Long Island. 

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, RICHMOND HILL. 
The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector. 

Families, 22. Individuals, 86. 

Communicants: Present Number, 21. 

Holy Communion : Monthly, and on those festival for which t " proper 

preface " is appointed. 
Divine Services : Twice on Sunday, with children's service on the first 

Sunday of each month, four times weekly in Lent, daily 

in Passion Week, and on those Holy days which relate 

to our blessed Lord. 
Sunday-school: Officers, Male, 4; Teachers, Female, 8. Total, 12. 

Scholars, Male, 22 ; Female, 40. Total, 62. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, f 4 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, 9i8 10; Sunday-school .offerings, 
f 2 25 ; Increase and improvement of Church property, 9ioo 00. 

Total of Offerings 9i34 35 

This report covers only the three weeks last past. All previous statis- 
tics are included with those of Grace Church, Jamaica, the mother 
Church. 

The Rector has no doubt that the number of families, of individuals, 
and of communicants is under-stated, but he has felt unwilling to count 
here, or enter upon the Parish Register any names but those of which he 
is sure. 

The attendance is considerably larger than the figures given would indi- 
cate. Persons who arc attached to other Christian bodies, at Jamaica and 
elsewhere, worship with us constantly, and some, from the adjoining 
country, not disposed to sever their connection with the old Parish 
Church, attend our services part of the time. 

The vestry have gone energetically to work with the purpose of build- 
ing a church immediately. Tasteful and appropriate plans from Dudley 
have been, adopted. These are now in the hands of a builder who is pre- 
paring his estimates. 

The Treasurer has on deposit to the credit of the building fund, the 
sum of one thousand five hundred dollars, the gift of a lady communicant 
of Grace Church, New York. The Rector and parishioners of Grace 
Church, Jamaica, are also interesting themselves to further the project. 
At home, the finance committee have already secured liberal pledges, and 
will continue their efforts until the necessary sum be subscribed. The 
ladies and the children, each in their own way, are doing their part. 

Thanking God and taking courage, the hope and trust is that, by God's 
assistance, the undertaking will be completed without debt. 



Parochial Report Sy 1874. 147 

TRINITY CHURCH AND CHAPEL, ROCKAWAY. 

The Rev. Robert T. Pearson, Rector. 

The Rev. Wm. M. Carmichael, D.D., Assistant Minister. 

Families, 90. 

Baptisms : Adults, 9 ; Infants, 20. Total, 29. 

Confirmed, 23. Marriages, 3. Burials, 21. 

Communicants: Admitted, 23; Received i; Removed, 2 ; Died, 7. 

Present Number, 149. 
Holy Communion: Sundays and Holy days, 18 times; Private, 3 times. 
Divine Services: Sundays, in ; Holy days, 10; Other days, 24. Total, 

145. Sermons and lectures, 155. 
Sunday-school: Teachers, 18. 

Scholars, 74. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $83 ^i; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $707 00 ; Sunday-school, $180 39. 

Total , t?970 90 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $13 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
#7 50; Diocesan Missions, ^15 75; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
4^2 2 4^; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $20 10; Mr. 
Joseph Hewlett's annual subscription to Diocesan Missions, $20 00. 

Total I98 80 

General : Domestic Committee, $30 00 ; Home Missions for Colored 
People, fio CO; Foreign Committee, $18 85 ; Mite chests, $25 21. 

Total $84 06 

Total of Offerings ^ * > ^ 5 3 7^ 

The report of services and sermons includes a series of services held 
by the Rector at Rockville Centre, during that part of the year in which 
the Rev. Dr. Carmichael renders his valuable assistance. It includes also, 
of course. Dr. Carmichael's services in his official relations to the Parish. 
The Rector may be allowed to put on record his own loving appreciation 
of the relations which now, for some years, have subsisted between himself 
and one who deservedly ranks among the fathers of the Church on this 
Island. 

The Rector does not give the statistics of the Sunday-school at Trinity 
Chapel, because it is a summer arrangement, under the management of 
Wni. H. Neilson, Esq., of New York City, and therefore temporary ; but 
Mr. Neilson 's faithful labors claim some mention in this report, and the 
active kindness of himself and family claims very special recognition by 
the Rector of this difficult Parish. 



148 Diocese of Long Island. 

TRINITY CHURCH, ROSLYN. 
The Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Rector. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals, 80. 

Baptisms: Adults, 7; Infants, 9. Total, 16. 

Confirmed, 9. Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. 

Communicants: Admitted, 9 ; Received, 4; Removed, 4 ; Died, i. 

Present Number, 45. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month, Christmas^ and other 

high festivals. 
Divine Services : Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year; 

frequent services in Lent, sermons on Ash Wednesday 

and Good Friday. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Female, 3, 

Scholars, Male, 17; Female, 16. Total, 33. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Every Sunday. 

GRACE CHURCH, SOUTH OYSTER BAY. 
The Rev. S. S. Stocking, Rector. 

Families, 1 2. 

Baptisms, 27. 

Communicants : Present Number, 30. 

Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. 

Sunday-school, 80. 

Parochial : Total ok Offerings $965 78 

GRACE CHURCH, WHITESTONE. 
The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbott, Rector. 

Families, 94. 

Baptisms: Adults, 3 ; Infants, 23. Total, 26. 

Confirmed, 8. Marriages, 6. Burials, 17. 

Communicants : Admitted, 9 ; Received, 6 ; Removed, 7 ; Died, 3. 

Present Number, 78. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month, and the chief festivals. 
Divine Services: Sunday morning and evening, Wednesday evenings; 

twice each week in Lent ; Christmas, Ascension and 

Thanksgiving Day. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 18. Total, 24. 

Scholars, 270. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : In Church, the second Sunday afternoon 

in each month. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,816 35 ; 
Sunday-school, $350 00 j Special offerings, $100 00. 

Total $3, 166 35 



Parochial Reports y 1874. 149 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $51 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
9i8 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $55 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
9 10 00 ; Church Chanty Foundation of Long Island, 1^92 00. 

Total $226 00 

General : Domestic Committee, for Bishop Spaulding, %^o 00 ; Home 
Missions to Colored People, $15 00; Foreign Committee, 1563 50 ; 
American Church Missionary Society, ^63 50 ; Mexican Missionary work, 
$500. Total 1 196 GO 

Total of Offerings t3,588 35 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, EAST HAMPTON. 
The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, Minister. 

Families, 6; Individuals, 15. 
Confirmed, 1. 

Communicants: Admitted, 1 ; Removed, 1. Present Number, 12. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in every month, from June until October. 
Divine Services ; Twice every Sunday from June until October, and oc- 
casionally during the week, as circumstances permit. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $5464; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $256 31 ; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, $196 05. Total 5I407 00 

Total of Offerings II407 00 

A new and neatly carved black-walnut altar has been presented the 
Chapel by Rev. Cornelius B. Smith, of New York City. It is a "thank- 
offering," and very acceptable. The seats have been cushioned, the 
chancel refurnished, and other interior improvements made. These gifts 
are from our summer visitors, who have also made the officiating Clergy- 
man various donations. We thankfully acknowledge their kindness. 
The offertory at the Bishop's visitation was for ** Diocesan Missions," and 
other funds have been raised for Diocesan purposes. Liberal subscriptions 
(including $25 00 from Christ Church, Sag Harbor,) have been made 
towards a memorial chancel-window for our deceased patron, John 
Wallace, Esq. Two other memorial windows (the whole forming a triplet 
emblematical of the Cardinal virtues, "Faith, Hope and Charity,") are 
to be placed on either side of the first mentioned. These last are private 



1 50 Diocese of Long Island. 

gifts for young church-women " lost at sea," last November. It is ex- 
pected the work will be completed by the middle of June, by Friedrick 
& Brother, of Brooklyn. 



HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GREENPORT. 
The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Rector and Missionary. 

Baptisms : Adults, i ; Infants, 4. Total, 5. 
Confirmed, 2. Marriages, 1. Burials, 3. 
Communicants: Admitted, 2; Removed, 3; Died, 1. 

Present Number, 25. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday of each month. 
Divine Services : Sundays, Christmas, and some days in Lent. 
Sunday-School: Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 1. Total, 3. 

Scholars, 39. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $270 00 ; 
Paid into the Sinking Fund, $643 00. Total • $913 00 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^5 00 ; Diocesan Missions, 
f8 75 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, ^3 30 ; Church Charity 
Foundation of Long Island, $350. Total $20 5 5 

General : Work of St. John's Guild, N. Y $2 00 

Total of Offerings ^935 5 S 

A Sinking Fund was established about a year ago for the purpose of 
paying the interest and extinguishing the principal of the bonded debt. 
We collected $643 00 by voluntary offerings. The mortgage debt on 
the Church building has been reduced from ♦ 1,000 10 $500. 

Services have been sustained on Shelter Island, a full report of which 
was made to the Missionary Committee. 

During the year ending with April 30, 1873, about $5,00000 were 
expended. A building has been erected and paid for. It was conse- 
crated on Wednesday, Oct. i, 1873. The expenses are met by the 
" give-as-you-are-able " system. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, HUNTINGTON. 
The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector. 

Families, 80; Individuals, 300. 

Baptisms: Infants, 14. 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 4. 

Communicants: Admitted, 5; Received, 5; Removed, i. 

Present Number, 101. 
Holy Communion : Monthly, and on festivals. 



Parochial ReportSy 1874, 151 

)ivine Services : Sundays and Holy days. 
»anday-school : Teachers, Male, 3; Female, 10. Total, 13. 

Scholars, Male, 49 ; Female, 52. Total, 101. 
^ublic Catechetical Instruction : Occasional. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, not devoted to special ob- 
ects, $19 92 ; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,884 ^9» 
)unday-school, $161 60 ; Subscriptions to Rectory Fund, $2,150 00. 

Total $4,2 1621 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $21 00; Diocesan Fund, 
112 00 j Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $8 10; Church Charity Foun- 
lation of Long Island, $8 59. Total $49 69 

General : Domestic Committee, $7 40; Indian Missions, Sunday-school 
ifferings, $60 00 ; Bethesda House, $28 30 ; Ladies' Missionary Society, 
>oxes of clothing to Indian Mission and Bethesda House, $150 00. 

Total $245 70 

Total of Offerings $4,5 1 1 60 

The efforts of the Parish during the past year, have been mainly directed 
oward increasing the Rectory Fund, which has now reached an amount 
officient to warrant the immediate commencement of a handsome parson- 
ge building. 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, ISLIP. 
The Rev. J. C. Hewlett, Minister in Charge. 

amilies, 17; Individuals, 93. 

apcisms : Adults, 3. 

onfirmed, 5. Burials, 1. 

ommunicants : Admitted, 3 ; Received, 2 ; Died, i. 

Present Number, 11. 
oly Communion : Monthly. 
ivinc Services : Every Sunday morning, except on the third Sunday in 

the month, when held in the afternoon. Holy days, 4, 

Other days, 9. 
mday-school : Teachers, Male, 1 ; Female, 3. Total, 4. 

Scholars, Male, 12; Female, 10. Total, 22. 
iiblic Catechetical Instruction : Monthly in the Sunday-school. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $15 95 ; All current ex- 
enacs, including Rector's salary, $509 41 ; Sunday-school, $69 11 ; In- 
rcaae and improvement of Church property, $282 91. Total. .$877 38 



152 Diocese of Long Island. 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, %\^ 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
^j; GO; Diocesan Missions, $7 10 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$5 GO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $18 28. 

Total $54 38 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $5 go; 
Domestic Committee, $ig 6g. Total $15 60 

Total of Offerings ^47 3^ 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ISLIP. 
The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector. 

Families, 40 ; Individuals, 118. 

Baptisms : Adults, 1 ; Infants, 4. Totals 5. 

Confirmed, 3. Marriages, 2. Burials, 5. 

Communicants: Received, 4 ; Removed, 18. Present Number, 53. 

Holy Communion : Generally on the first Sunday of the month. 

Divine Services : In the Parish Church, Islip, on Sunday morning, at 

Brentwood and Central Islip, on alternate Sunday after- 
noons. 

Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, ig. Total, 13. 

Scholars, Male, 34; Female, 45. Total, 79. 

Public Catechetical Instruction: The Rector opens the Sunday-school, 

teaches a Bible Class, and addresses or examines the chil- 
dren either in Collect or Catechism every Sunday, before 
closing the school. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,256 go ^ 
Church purposes, %\(>() gg. Total ((1,425 oc:> 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $12 50; Diocesan Fun<^ ^ 
liJiG GG; Diocesan Missions, %i% 58 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy » 
$14 45 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, %22 12. 

Total $97 ^3 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $8 go; S. 
Union and Church Book Society, $5 go ; General Theological Seminal 
IJ5 GO; Domestic Committee, $10 go: Home Missions to Colored Pc 
pie, %^ go; Foreign Committee, iio oo; Memphis Fund, $16 32. 

Total $59 

Total of Offerings (1,581 9"^ 

On Tuesday evening, July 22d, 1873, ^ meeting of the vestry was h.«**^ 
at the house of Mr. William K. Knapp, when the Chapel at YoungpO^^ 
was annexed to St. John's Church, East Islip, and the necessary pap^*"^ 
executed for the transfer of Christ Church, Brentwood, to the Trustc^^ 
of the Diocese of Long Island. 

On Saturday, August 2d, 1873, Christ Church, Brentwood, was con*^' 
crated by the Bishop of the Diocese to the service of Almighty God. 



Parochial Reports y 1874. 153 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PATCHOGUE. 
The Rev. John H. Prescott, Missionary. 

Families, 10. Individuals^ 60. 

Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 1. Total^ 2. 

Confirmed, 3. Burials, 1. 

Communicants: Admitted, 3; Received, 1. Present Number, 14. 

Holy Communion: Second Sunday of every month. 

Divine Services: In the afternoon of every Sunday; Evening prayers, 

Sunday, 45 ; Other days, 3. Total, 48. Sermons, 45. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 4. Total, 5. 

Scholars, Male, 10 ; Female, 20. Total, 30. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 4 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, #911; All current ex- 
penses, including Rectbr's salary, $300 00; Sunday-school, $12 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $300 00. 

Total I62 1 1 1 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
4^3 00; Diocesan Missions, $255; Theological Education, $1 00. 

Total tu 55 

Total of Offerings $632 66 

This report dates from July 13th, 1873. 



GRACE CHAPEL, RIVERHEAD. 
The Rev. Thomas Cook, Head of Associate Mission. 

Baptisms: Adults, 7; Infants, 28. Total, 35. 

Confirmed, 3. 

Conimunicants, 36. 

Divine Services: Preached 147 times. 

This neat and beautiful Chapel, completed and opened by the Bishop 
on the 14th of May last, has given an impetus to the work of the 
Associate Mission, comprising seven stations : Port Jefferson, Yaphank, 
Holbrook, Sayville, Patchogue, Brookhaven, including Riverhead as the 
centre. 

The cost of the lot and edifice at Riverhead was ^56,650 11. There 
is a mortgage of $1,000 on the property, and a floating debt of $840 69, 
for which there are pledges to be collected amounting to $865. 



154 Diocese of Long Island. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, RONKONKOMA. 
The Rev. Jas. Hattrick Lee, Rector. 

Families, 13; Individuals, 33. 
Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 1. Total, 2. 
Confirmed, 1. 

Communicants : Present Number, 1 5. 
Holy Communion : Monthly. 

Divine Services : Morning prayer, Sundays, 5 ; Evening prayer, Sun- 
days, 16. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, I3 1 3 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $325 00. Total $328 13 



Total of Offerings $328 » 3 

The Rector entered upon his duties on the sixteenth Sunday after 
Trinity. 



CHRIST CHURCH, SAG HARBOR. 

The Rev. William Mowbray, Rector and Missionary. 

Families, 67; Individuals, Adults, 149; Children, 56. Total 205. 

Baptisms: Adults, 16; Infants, 10. Total, 26. 

Confirmed, 18. Marriages, 6. Burials, 5. 

Communicants : Admitted, 23 ; Received, 6 ; Removed, 4 ; Died, 2. 

Present Number, 85. 
Holy Communion : First Sunday in each month, also on Christmas an^ 

Easter. 
Divine Services : Morning and evening each Sunday, every Wednesda>^ 

P.M. throughout the year, morning and evening eact*- 

Wednesday and Friday during Lent, morning an* 

evening each day during Passion Week, also o<^ 

Epiphany and Ascension. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 4. Total, 8, 

Scholars, Male, 23 ; Female, 41. Total, 64. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Once each month. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $51 22; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $900 00; Sunday-school, $52 17- 

Total $1,003 39 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $7 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 155 

$9 06 ; Diocesan Missions, |(2 95 ; Fund for Aged and InHrm Clergy, 
$4 00. Total $23 01 

Total of Offerings |(i,026 40 

There are some hopeful signs of the growth of this parish. The con- 
gregations are much larger. The number coming to Holy Communion 
is much larger and more regular. We have organized a Ladies' Guild for 
Church work which is doing well. The Sunday-school is prospering, 
and I have a large and interesting Bible-class. 

ST. BARNABAS' CHAPEL, SAYVILLE. 
The Rev. Jno. H. Prescott, Missionary. 

Families, 25 ; Individuals, 100. 

Baptisms: Adults, 6 ; Infants, 13. Total, 19. 

Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. 

Communicants : Admitted, 7 ; Received, 2 ; Removed, 2. 

Present Number, 22. 

Holy Communion : Second Sunday in the month. 

Divine Services : Morning prayer, Sundays, 45 ; Evening prayer, Sun- 
days, 43; Other days, 10. Total, 98. Sermons, 60. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 1 ; Female, 7. Total, 8. 

Scholars, Male, 15; Female, 25. Total, 40. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : 7 times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, I17 14; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $500 00; Sunday-school, $15 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $300 00. 

Toul ^832 14 

Diocesan: Salary of Bishop, assessment, $10 00; Diocesan Fund, 
S4 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $1 00 ; Diocesan Missions, 
^7 25. Total $22 25 

Total of Offerings $854 39 

CAROLINE CHURCH, SETAUKET. 
The Rev. F. M. Noll, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 1 ; Infants, 2. Total, 3. 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 4. 

Communicants: Present Number, 31. 

Holy Communion : The rule is to celebrate on the first Sunday in every 

month, on all Saints' days, and on the Nativity, Cir- 
cumcision, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, and Ascension. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : As often as the children arc sent. 

Total of Offerings ^^48 7 1 



156 Diocese of Long Island. 

This parish has not received any help from the Missionary Committee 
of the Diocese since 1871. 



ST. JAMES' CHURCH, SMITHTOWN. 
The Rev. James Hattrick Lee, Rector. 

Families, 27 ; Individuals, 74, 

Marriages, 1. Burials, 1. 

Communicants: Removed, 1. Present Number, 39. 

Holy Communion : Monthly, afnd at Christmas and Easter. 

Divine Services : Morning prayer, Sundays, 28 ; Holy days, 2 ; Evening 

prayer, Sundays, 7. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 5. Total, 7. 

Scholars, 40. 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Twice. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $14 61 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,300 00 ; Sunday School, $35 13. 

Total 1 1.349 74 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^6 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$1000; Diocesan Missions, f} 11 18. Total $27 18 

^ Total op Offerings '^i»376 92 

The Rector entered upon his duties on the sixteenth Sunday after 
Trinity. Services have been held on alternate Sundays at Stony Brook, 
since the third Sunday after Epiphany, and were also held at Nieuquague 
on alternate Sundays from Septuagesima till Easter. 

CHRIST CHURCH, WEST ISLIP. 
The Rev. Frederick B. Carter, Rector. 

Families, 44; Individuals, 149. 

Baptisms. Adults, 5. Infants, 3. Total, 8. 

Confirmed, 3. Burials, 2. 

Communicants : Admitted, 3. Present Number, 47. 

Holy Communion : July 6th, October 12th, November 16th, December 

21st, January 18th, February 22d, April 5th, May loth. 

Divine Services: Sundays, morning and evening, to October ist; Morn- 
ing and afternoon since ; Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, 
Feast of Circumcision, Ash Wednesday, Wednesdays 
and Fridays through Lent, Good Friday, Ascension 
Day, Day of Intercession. 

Sunday-school : Teachers, Female, 7. 

Schoiars, Male, 20 ; Female, 20. Total, 40. 

Public Catechetical Instruction : In Sunday School monthly. 



Parochial Reports^ 1874. 157 



CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $47 09 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,366 j-j ; Sunday-school, $103 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $791 29. 

Total $2,308 15 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 00; Fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergy, $ 1 5 00. Total $25 00 

General: Contributions of Missionary Society for" Domestic Mis- 
sions, $60 78. Total %6o 78 

Total of Offerings $2,393 93 



ST. MARK'S CHAPEL, YOUNGPORT. 

The Rev. J. C. Hewlett, Minister in Charge. 

Families, 17; Individuals, 83. 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 4. Total. 6. 

Confirmed, 5. Burials, 1. 

Communicants: Admitted, 2. Present Number, 17. 

Holy Communion : Monthly. 

Divine Services : Every Sunday afternoon except on the third Sunday 

in the month, when held in the morning; Holy days, 3 ; 

Other days, 10. 
Sunday-school ; Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 7. Total, 8. 

Scholars, Male, 30 ; Female, 38. Total, 68. . 
Public Catechetical Instruction : Once a month in the Sunday-school. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $30 02 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $242 97 ; Sunday-school, $75 00. 
Total $347 99 

Diocesan ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment,* $2 00 ; Diocesan Fund,* 
$3 75; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $240; Church Charity 
Foundation of Long Island, $3 35. Total $11 50 

Total of Offerings $359 49 

•Proportion forwarded through St. John's Church, Islip. 



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SxQxa t[)e JoUotDtng no Heportg }^am been tHecebeb 

St. JohnV, Greenfield. 

Queens Mission Chapel. 

Syosset Chapel. 

St. Paul's, Woodside. 

Christy Brentwood. 

St. Mark's Chapel, Central Islip. 

St. Mary's Chapel, Shelter Island. 

St. Andrew's Chapel, Yaphank. 



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The Rev. Beverley R. Betts, respectfully reports : 

I have attended as usual to my duties at Columbia College, and have 
»&isted during the year in several Churches, principally in Grace Church, 
^maica, and St. Mary the Virgin, New York, 

The Rev. J. Barnwell CampbelFs official report of services: 

From April 28, 1872, to May 20, 1873: preached, 53 times; read 
loming prayer, 26 ; read evening prayer, 22 ; read Litany, 27 ; read 
ctite-Communion, 23 ; read and administered Holy Communion, 1 2 ; 
isisted in morning prayer, 5 ; assisted in evening prayer, 3 ; assisted in 
Lnte-Communion, 3 ; assisted in Holy Communion, 4. The above ser- 
ices were rendered in Brooklyn, at St. James', St. Barnabas', St. Luke's, 
jrace Church, The Reformation, St. Thomas' Mission, and St. Stephen's. 
Jlse where, at Grace Church, Madison, N. J., West Point and St. Helen, 
Beaufort, S. C. Marriages, 2 ; Baptisms, i; Administered the Communion, 
3rivately, once, and performed three funeral services. 

From May 20, 1873, to May 19, 1874: preached, 31 times; read 
Horning prayer, 11; read evening prayer, 10; read Litany, 14; read 
^nte-Communion, 12; read and administered Holy Communion, 7; as- 
listed in morning prayer, 6 ; assisted in evening prayer, 4 ; assisted in Ante- 
I^ommunion, 4; assisted in Holy Communion, 2. The above services 
ivere rendered in Brooklyn, at Messiah, St. Peter's, St. Barnabas* The Re- 
deemer, St. Luke's, St. Matthew's, St. James', Grace, St. Mark's, St. John's, 
St. Thomas' Mission, The Reformation and Cutler Memorial. Elsewhere, 
at Fort Hamilton ; in New Jersey, at Montclair, Madison and Plainfield, 
ind St. Michael's, Trenton. Baptised three children, performed two 
funerals, and married one couple. 

The Rev. T. F. Cornell, respectfully reports: 

I have been regularly engaged during the past year officiating in the 
Churches of Brooklyn and vicinity. I have baptised in private, inlants, 
3. Have abo attended, funerals, 5. 



i6o Diocese of Long Island. 

The Rev. B. A. Huntington, respectfully reports : 

I have officiated since the last Convention, for about 4 months at Christ 
Chapel, Brooklyn, and 8 months at Trinity Church, Bergen Point, N. J., 
as follows : sermons, lectures and addresses, in these churches, and occa- 
sionally in other places, about 150. Baptisms, 15 ; Marriages, 4; Funer- 
als, 1 2 ; admitted to Confirmation at Bergen Point, and the same persons 
to Holy Communion (including those of them who expect to commune 
on Whitsunday), 16. My engagement in this Church continues until the 
return of its Rector, all its statistics for report to that Diocese arc very 
encouraging. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy, respectfully reports : 

During the year past I have refrained, on account of my health, almost 
entirely from officiating, until within the last two months. I have read 
the services on several Sundays of late, baptised one infant, celebrated 
one marriage and buried one person. 

The Rev. George W. Nichols, reports : 

That during the Conventional Year, last past, he has preached twice in 
the Church of the "Cutler Memorial/' once in St. Ann's Church, in this 
city, once by request of Rev. Mr. Baker, in the Church of the Messiah, 
once for the Old Ladies' Home (Graham), in Washington avenue; 
besides assisting brethren of the Clergy on several other occasions, and 
officiating at one funeral and one baptism. 



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APPENDIX II. 



Churches of the Diocese of Long Island, with the 
lates of their Organization and Admission into Conven- 
tion. The dates previous to 1868 are of Admission into 
Union with the Diocese of New York. 

KINGS COUNTY. 









Organized. 


Admitted 


3ay Ridge, Christ, 


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- June 13, 1854. 


- 1853 


Brooklyn, All Saints' - 


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Christ. 


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Christ Chapel. 










Ch. Char. Foundation. 


- February 6, 185 1. 






* Cutler Memorial. 










* Emmanual, - 


- 


1854. 


- 1856 




Good Shepherd, 


- 


• a 


- 1872 




Grace, 


- 


. May 3, 1847. 


- 1849 




Grace Chapel. 










Holy Trinity, 


• 


- November 27, 1851. 


- 1852 




* Holy Trinity Mission. 








' Mediator, 


- 


- April 4, 1869. 


- J 869 




' Messiah, 


- 


- August 22. 1S50. - 


- 1850 




* Our Saviour, 


- 


. April 22,* 1867. - 


- 1867 




* Redeemer, - 


- 


- December 26, J 853. 


- 1854 




* Reformation, 


- 


- February 20, 1867. 


- 1867 




* St. Ann's, - 


- 


17S4. 


- 1787 




* St. Barnabas'. 


- 


- January 15, 1870. 


- 1873 




* St. George's, 


- 


- October 24, 1869. 


- f874 




* St. James', - 


- 


. May 25, 1868. 


- 1869 




St. John's, - 


- 


- April 16, 1827. - 


- J 827 




St. Luke's, - 


- 


- December 27, 1841. 


- 1842 




St. Mark's, - 


- 


- 


- 185/ 




St. Mary's, - 


- 


1836. 


- 1837 




St. Matthew's, 


- 


- May 25, 1859. 


- i860 




St. Paul's, - 


- 


- December 25, 1849. 


- 1850 



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Diocese of Long Island. 



KINGS COUNTY (Continued). 

Organized. 



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Brooklyn. St. Paul's, Mission. 
St. Peter's, - 
St. Peter's Chapel. 
St. Stephen's, 

Brooklyn, E. D., Ascension, 

Calvary, 
Christ, 
Grace, 

St. Mark's. - 
St. Paul's, 
St. Thomas. 

Brownsville, St. Timothy's. 

East New York, Trinity, 

Flatbush, St. Paul's. 

Fort Hamilton, St. John's, 

Greenfield, St. fohn's, - 



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Admiued. 



May I, 1848. 


' 184S 


August 5, 1867. - 


. 1868 


December 20, 1846. 


- 1847 


January 23, 184Q. 


. 1849 


i84f>. 


- 1849 


May 19, 1853. 


- 1853 


1837. . 


- 1837 


May 8, 1848. - ' - 


- 1848 


September 11, 1854. 


- 1854 


1836. 


- 1836 


September, 29, 1834. 


- 1834 


i860. 


. i860 



QUEENS COUNTY. 



Astoria, Redeemer, - 
•* St. George's, 
Cold Spring Harbor, St. John's, 
College Point, St. Pauls's Chapel. 
Flushing, St. George's, 

" St. George's Mission. 
Glen Cove, St. Paul's, 
Hempstead, St. George's, - 
Jamaica, Grace, 
Little Neck, Zion, 
Long Island City, St. John's, 
Manhasset, Christ, - 
Maspeth, St. Saviour's, 
Newtown. St. James', 
Oyster Bay, Christ, - 
Queens, Mission Chapel. 
Ravenswood, St. Thomas', - 
Richmond Hill, Resurrection, 
Rock away. Trinity, - 

*' Trinity Chapel. 
Roslyn, Trinity, 
South Oyster Bay, Grace, 
Syosset Chapel, 
Whitestone, Grace, - 
Woodside, St. Paul's, 



Organized. 

August 27, 1S66. 

February 16, 1835. - 

Between 1702 and 1705. 

May, 1833. - 

1704. - 

June, 1701. - 

June 17, 1830. 

1819. 

September, 9, 1761. - 



February 6, 1839. 
April 27, 1874. 
February 14, 1844. 

April, 1869. - 



September 6, 1858. 
May 7. J 873. 



Admiued. 

• 1866 

- 1837 

- 1837 

- 1785 

- 1834 

- 1786 

- 1785 
1830 

- 1866 

- 1833 

• 1847 

- 1785 

- 1837 

- 1839 

- I874 
. 1848 

- 1869 

- 1845 

- 1859 



Churches of the Diocese of Long Island^ *874- ^^ 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



Organixed. 



Admitted. 



Brentwood, Christ. 

Central Islip, St. Mark's Chapel. 

East Hampton, St. Luke's Chapel.* 

Greenport. Holy Trinity, 

Huntington, St. John's, 

Islip, St. John's (originally 1787) ; - 

Islip. St. Mark's, 

Patchogue, St. Paul's, 

Riverhead, Grace Chapel, 

Ronkonkoma, St. Mary's, 

Sag Harbor, Christ, 

Sayville, St. Barnabas' Chapel. 

Setauket, Caroline, 

Shelter Island, St. Mary's Chapel. 

Smithtown, St. James', 

West Islip, Christ. 

Yaphank, St. Andrews' Chapel. 

Youngport, St. Mark's Chapel. 



July, 1863, - 

1745. - 
1872. - 

November, 15, 1^47. 


1874 

- 1838 

- 1872 

- 1850 

- i«54 


June I, 1867. 
1845. 


. 1846 


1729, or before. 


- 1788 


July, 1853. - 


- 1853 



APPENDIX III. 



Rules of Order 



OF THE 



(ffonbcntion of tf)e Bioccse of Eong Jslanti^ 



1. At the opening of each Annual Convention, after Morn- 
ing Prayer, Sermon, and the administration of the Holy 
Communion, the President shall take the Chair; after 
which, the Order of Procedure shall be as follows : 

*i. The Secretary, under the direction of the Bishop, or, in case of his 
absence or inability to act, or of a vacancy in the Episcopate, under the 
direction of the Standing Committee, shall call over the names of the 
Clergy entitled to seats. 

2. He shall call over the Churches entitled to representation, when the 
Lay Delegates shall present their certificates ; which certificates shall be 
examined by the Secretary and a Committee of two members appointed 
by the Presiding Officer. Irregular or defective certificates, and certifi- 
cates and documents referring to contested seats, shall be temporarily laid 
aside. The names of the Lay Delegates, duly appointed, shall then be 
called ; after which the certificates and documents laid aside shall be re- 
ported to the Convention, which shall decide on the admission of the 
deputies named therein. 

3. A constitutional qurom (fifteen Clergyman and fifteen Delegations) 
being present, the President shall declare the Convention organized for 
business, which shall proceed in the following order : 

4. The election of a Secretary and Treasurer, the former of whom shall 
have power ^ nominate an Assistant Secretary. 



Rules of Order y 1874. 171 

5. The appointment of six Standing Committees by the President : 

(i.) On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches, one Clergy- 
man and two Layman, reports from which Committee may 
be in order at any time during the session of the Convention. 

(2.) On the Diocesan Fund, two Clergymen and two Laymen, with 
the Treasurer, 

(3.) On the Treasurer's Report, three Laymen. 

(4.) On the Theological Seminary, two Clergymen and three Lay- 
men. 

(5.) On Canons, at least two Clergymen and two Laymen. 

(6.) On the Church Charity Foundation and other Benevolent Insti- 
tutions, one Clergyman and two Laymen. 

6. The appointment of Inspectors of Elections ; one Clergyman and 
one Layman for the Clerical Votes, and one Clergyman and one Layman 
for the Lay Votes — for the Standing Committee, the Missionary Com- 
mittee, the Deputies and the Provisional Deputies to the General Con- 
vention, and the Deputies to the Federate Council. 

7. The Annual Address of the Bishop shall be at any time in order. 

8. The receiving and referring, when neccessary, of Reports, other than 
those of Special Committees, which may have been handed in to the 
Secretary. 

9. Miscellaneous Business. 

n. On the second day, the Order of Business, after Morn- 
ing Prayer, shall be : 

1. Reading and approving of the Minutes. 

2. Receiving certificates of Lay Delegates not present before. 

3. Calling over the names of members not present on the first day. 

4. Admission of Parishes into union with the Convention. 

5. Reception of the Clergy and Lay Delegates of the same. 

6. The election of the Standing Committee, the Missionary Committee, 
the Deputies and the Provisional Deputies to the General Convention, 
and the Deputies to the Federate Council. 

7. The appointment of the Trustees of the Fund for Aged and Infirm 



172 Diocese of Long Island. 

Clergymen, and supplying vacancies, if any, in the Trustees of the Episco- 
pal Fund. 

8. Report of the Secretary, when any business has been committed 10 
that officer. 

9. Report of the Standing Committee. 

10. Report of the Missionary Committee of the Diocese. 

1 1. Report of the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund. 

12. Report of the Trustees of the Fund for A*ged and Infirm Clergy- 
men. 

13. Report of the Trustees of the Estate belonging to the Diocese of 
Long Island. 

14. Report of the Standing Committee on the Treasurer's Report. 

15. Report of the Standing Committee on the Theological Seminary. 

16. Report of the Standing Committtee on the Diocesan Fund. 

17. Report of the Standing Committee on the Church Charity Foun- 
dation and other Benevolent Institutions. 

18. Report of the Standing Committee on Sunday-schools. 

19. Reports of Special Committees. 

20. Miscellaneous Business. 

III. On the third and any subsequent day, the Order of 
Business, after Morning Prayer, shall be : 

1. Reading and Approval of the Minutes. 

2. Receiving the Certificates of the Lay Delegates not present before. 

3. Calling the names of member^ not present before. 

4. Reports not presented the preceding day, in order. 

5. Miscellaneous Business. 

IV. If the prescribed Order of Business on any day should 
not have been gone through with, the first business on the 
succeeding day shall be the matters which had not been 
reached and finished on the preceding day, and in the Order 
for that day prescribed ; this rule shall not apply to miscella- 
neous business. 



Rules of Order, 1874 173 

v. If the President ex officio^ is not present at the opening 
of the Convention, the Secretiry shall call the Convention to 
order, when the senior Presbyter present, being entitled to a 
seat, shall take the chair ; and in such case, immediately after 
the organization of the Convention, a President shall be 
elected by ballot from among the Presbyters. 

VI. Before the rising of the Convention, the Minutes of 
the last day's proceedings shall be read and approved. 

VII. The Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Churchy 
Clergymen belonging in this Diocese, but not entitled to 
seats in this Convention ; Clergymen of other Dioceses, Pro- 
fessors and Students of Theology in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, and all persons holding any office or trust under the 
Convention, if not members, shall be admitted to the sittings 
of the Convention. 

VIII. The hours of each day's session shall be from 10 A. M. 
to 12J p. M., and from i^ P. M. to 5 P. M., and, when ordered 
by the Convention, from 7 to 10 P. M. 

IX. The mode of conducting the stated Elections by ballot 
shall be as follows : 

The Secretary shall call the names of the Clergy and of the Parishes 
entitled to vote, who, as called, are to present their several ballots for 
each office to be filled to the appropriate inspectors, whose duty it shall 
be to take charge of the same, keeping a poll list of the votes, and as soon 
as practicable to canvass the same, and report the results thereof to the 
Convention. If, on any such report, it shall appear that no valid election 
has been made in respect to all or any of the offices to be filled, the poll 
shall again be opened for the purpose of filling those which remain vacant ; 
and if, on such second attempt, the purpose shall not be accomplished, 
the balloting m iy be resumed at the discretion of the Convention. 

X. No motion shall be considered as before the Conven- 
tion unless seconded, and, when required, reduced to 
writing. 

XI. When a Question is before the Convention, no Motion, 
except as hereinafter provided, shall be received, but to lay 



174 Diocese of Long Island. 

it on the tabic, to postpone it indefinitely, to postpone it to a 
certain time, to commit it, or to amend it; which Motions 
shall have precedence in the order nahied. But a Motion to 
strike out the word " Resolved ** shall have precedence of a 
Motion to amend, and, if carried, shall be equivalent to a 
rejection of the resolution. 

XII. All Amendments shall be considered in the order in 
which they are received. When a proposed Amendment is 
under consideration, a Motion to amend the same may be 
made; no after Amendment to such second Amendment 
shall be in order. 

XIII. A Motion to lay on the table shall be decided with- 
out debate. 

XIV. A Motion to adjourn shall always be in order, when 
no member is speaking, and shall be decided without debate. 
A Motion to fix the hour or day to which the Convention 
shall adjourn takes precedence of a motion to adjourn, and 
shall be decided without debate. 

XV. The Mover may withdraw a Motion or Resolution at 
anytime before decision or Amendment, in which case it 
shall not be entered upon the Minutes. 

XVI. If a Question under debate contain several distinct 
propositions, the same shall be divided, at the request of any 
member, and a vote taken separately. 

XVII. No member may speak more than twice on the 
same question without leave of the Convention, nor more 
than once in any case until every member choosing to speak 
shall have spoken. 

XVIII. Every member present shall vote whenever a 
Question is put, unless excused by the Convention on account 
of his being personally interested in the result, or for other 
cause. 

XIX. The Vote shall be taken by Ayes and Noes, and by 
Orders,* whenever called for by five members. 



Rules of Order y 1874. 175 

XX. In taking the Vote by Orders, it shall be the right of 
any member of a Delegation, who may dissent from the vote 
of the majority of the Delegation, to have the fact of his dis- 
sent recorded on the Minutes. 

XXI. A Question being decided, shall not be reconsidered 
during the same session, without the consent of two-thirds 
of the' members present, nor without the motion for that 
purpose being made by one of the majority on the first deci- 
sion. No Question shall be reconsidered more than once. 

XXII. All Special Committees shall be appointed by the 
President, unless otherwise ordered. 

XXIII. The Reports of all Committees shall be in writing, 
and shall be received, of course, without motion for accept- 
ance. They shall be entered on the Minutes, unless other- 
wise ordered. If recommending or requiring any action or 
expression of opinion by the Convention, they shall be ac- 
companied by a Resolution or Resolutions for its considera- 
tion. 

XXIV. When a member is called to order by the Presi- 
dent or another member, he shall immediately sit down, 
unless permitted to explain. All Questions of order shall be 
determined in the first instance by the President ; but any 
member may appeal from any decision of the Chair ; and on 
such appeal no member shall speak more than once without 
leave of the Convention. . 

XXV. All questions relating to priority of business shall 
be decided without debate. 

XXVI. The prescribed Order of Business shall not be 
departed from, nor shall any Rule of Order be suspended, 
unless by a vote of two-thirds of the members present ; nor 
shall any be changed or rescinded, without one day's previ- 
ous notice of a Motion to that effect. 

XXVII. The majority of a Quorum shall always be re- 
quired to elect any Officer. 



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APPENDIX IV. 



Olanons ^Itioptcti or ^mnitifti smrt 1870. 



iSju 

At tlic Fourth Convention, on the 17th of May, 1871, 

Paragraphs 6, 7, and 9 of Section II., Canon 2, of Article I., *.*Of La 
Delegates and Evidence of Rights/' were amended so as to read twelv 
months instead of J/.\. 

1872. 

At the Fifth Convention, May 22d, 1872, the foUowinj 
addition was made to Cannon 10, Article I., "Of the Church — ^ 
Charity Foundation." 

Sec. I. (The Canon as it now stands.) 

Sec. II. There shall be a Standing Committee appointed annually h^^^S 
the Bishop, whose duty it shall be to prepare and present to the Annua -^ 
Convention, a Digest of the Reports of the Board of Managers, the Lad] 
Associates, and other Officers of the Foundation, and make such rccom^ 
mendations as they may deem proper. 

Canon 6, Article III., ** Of Amendments of the Canons," was amende 
by inserting after Annual Convention, the clause. After one day^s notic 



1873. 

At the Sixth Convention, May 21st, 1873, the followin 
Amendment w?is adopted : 



Changes made in the Canons since 1870, 177 

rt. I., Canon 2, Sec. V., paragraph [6], strike out the words 
►t such of them as prescribe the mode of altering the same." 

following, to be entitled Canon 2, Art. I., On Parish 
%riesy was made the law of this Diocese, and the suc- 
g Canons were ordered to be re-numbered to corrc- 
tb the changes made : 



ARTICLE I., CANON 2. 

On Parish Boundaries, 

The parish boundaries, as defined by the Laws of the State of New 
f the four parishes of St. George's, Flushing, Grace, Jamaica, 
les', Newtown, and St. George's, Hempstead^ are limited and 
led by the terms of their several charters. 

\\\ other parish boundaries in this Diocese are and shall be the 
is^now fixed by law, of any village, town, township^ incorporated 
I, city, ward of k city, or the limits of some division thereof, which 
kre been recognized or which shall hereafter be recognized by 
lop, acting with the advice and consent of the Standing Com- 

The ascertainment and defining of the boundaries of the existing 
or parochial cures, in all cases where any question or conflict of 
ion may arise, the formation of new parishes, or the establish- 
r new churches, congregations or missions, within the limits of 
Irishes, and the changing the location of any church or congre- 
and the transferring of the same beyond the vicinage in which it 
>i may be hereafter established, shall be vested in the Bishop of 
cese, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Standing 
tee j and, in case of there being no Bishop in the ecclesiastical 
y. Provided^ that, in all cases where the Standing Committee 
alone, there may be an appeal made to the next Diocesan Con- 

^4othing contained in this Canon shall effect any legal rights of 
' of any parish. 

1874. 

[le Seventh Convention, May 20th, 1874, Canon 10, 

, was amended as follows : 

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1 78 Diocese of Long Island. 

First. By adding to the Title of the Canon the words, *' And other 
Benevolent Institutions." 

Second, By amending Section 1 1, of Mnd Canon, so as to read as follows : 

Sec. II. There shall be a Standing Committee appointed annually by 
the Bishop, whose duty it shall be to prepare and present to the Con- 
vention a Digest of all Reports relating to the Foundation and other 
Benevolent Institutions of the Church. 



APPENDIX V. 



©ffirers of ti^e Hiortsr* 



THE CONVENTION. 

The Right Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D., President, 
" Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Secretary and Registrar, 
'* Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Assistant Secretary. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer. 

THE STANDING COMMITTEE.* 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, 1).D., President, 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Secretary. 
John A. Paddock, D.D. 
J. Carpenter. Smith, D.D. 



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Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert. 
Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 
" Edward Todd. 

THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

The Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D. 
" Charles W, Homer. 
" William A. Snively. 

J. Carpenter Smith, D.D. 
Caleb B. Ellsworth. 
Mr. Joseph W. Greene. 
" Alexander V. Blake, Secretary. 
" S. D. C. Van Bokkelen. 
'* J. Augustus Hewlett. 
" Edward Todd, Treasurer. 






*The Standing Committee meet statedly on the Mondays of the Ember Weeks, May 35th, Sep- 
tember 14th, and December 14th, 1874, ^^^ ^^ February xsth, 1875. Papers requiring their action 
shcttld be sent to the President previous to these dates. 



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Diocese of Long Island. 



THE DEPUTIES TO THE GENERAL CONVENTION, 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. 

Noah Hunt Schencic, D.D. 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D. 

Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
The Hon. John W, Hunter. 
Mr. John A. King. 
" Wiluam Nicoll. 



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THE PROVISIONAL DEPUTIES. 



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The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D. 
Samuel Cox, D.D. 
William H. Moore. 
Robert T. Pearson. 
Mr. Henry P. Morgan. 
** Charles A. Townsend. 
** Seymour It. Husted. 
The Hon. William A. Ludlow. 



THE DEPUTIES TO THE FEDERATE COUNCIL. 



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The Rev. Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.P. 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D.- 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Charles H. Hall, D.D. 

Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. 

William H. Moore. 

Robert T. Pearson. 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

** Charles R. Marvin. 
The Hon. John W. Hunter. 
Mr. Jesse C. Smith. 
The Hon. William H. Ludlow. 
Mr. John A. King. 
•' Edward Todd. 



Officers of the Diocese. i8i 



THE TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

" Charles R. Marvin. 

** John D. Jones, Treasurer, 

" Andrew H. DeWitte. 
The Hon. J. Lawrence Smith. 



THE TRUSTEES OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND INFIRM 

CLERGYMEN. 

The Right Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. 

" Rev. N. H Schenck, D.D. 
Mr. John A. King. 

** N. Denison Morgan. 

Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 



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THE TRUSTEES OF THE ESTATE BELONGING TO THE 

DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND. 

The Right Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. 

" Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. 

" Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

" Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D. 

" Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D. 
Mr Henry E. Pierrepont. 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert. 
Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 

" Edward Todd. 



THE TRUSTEES OF THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL 

SEMINARY. 

The Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. 
" William H. Moore. 
*' Robert B. Van Kleeck, D.D. 
'• Charles H. Hall, D.D. 
D. V. M. Johnson, D.D. 
" J. Carpenter Smith, D.D. 
*' T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 
** Samuel Cox, D.D. 



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The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper. 

" John A. Paddock, D.D. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
The Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D. 
Mr. John A. King. 

** William Nicoll. 

" Alexander V. Blake. 

" William Mulligan. 



THE ECCLESIASTICAL COURT 

The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D. D. 

" Noah Hunt Schenck, D. D. 

'* Daniel V. M. Johnson, D, D. 

" William H. Moore. 

** Samuel Cox. 

" William S. Caldwell. 

'' Charles R. Baker. 



Lay Assessor^ 
The Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL. D, 

Church Advocate, 
Mr. William H. Onderdonk. 



Special ittommittees* 



ON THE INCORPORATION AND ADMISSION OF 

CHURCHES. 

The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D. 
Mr. Dan Marvin. 
** Solomon Townsend. 



Commiuees of the Dtocese. 183 



ON THE DIOCESAN FUND. 

The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D. D. 

" Henry B. Cornwell. 
Mr. Augustus E. Masters. 

** Henry P. Morgan. 

" Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 



ON THE TREASURER'S REPORT. 

The Hon. John W. Lawrence. 
Mr. Charles A. Townsend. 
" John More. 



ON THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D. D. 

*' Alfred H. Part^ridge. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

" John A. King. 

** Alexander E. Orr. 



ON CANONS. 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D. 

** Robert. T. Pearson. 

" William H. Moore. 
The Hon. Jasper VV. Gilbert. 

** John W. Hunter. 
Mr. William Floyd Jones. 



ON THE SALARY OF THE BISHOP. 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 
" Daniel \- , M. Jonhson, D.D. 

** William H. Moore. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer. 
" Charles R. Marvin. 
** Charles A. Townsend. 
" John T. Walker. 



184 Diocese of Long Island. 

ON THE CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION AND OTHER 

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS. 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. 
Mr. Edwin Beers. 
** William H. Fleeman. 

ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 
'* John G. Mulholland. 
" William A. Leonard. 

Mr. John D. Jones. 
*' James A. Hewlett, 
** James H. Wheatley. 

ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Rev. Newland Maynard. 

** George W. Smith. 
Mr. S, D. C. Van Bokkelen. 

** Britton Richardson. 

** C. L. TWING. 



APPENDIX VI. 



^tattstirs of ti)e Hiorese. 

From May 2otk 1873, to May 19M 1874. 



Clergy Canonically resident in the Diocese, 
Churches and Chapels, . . . , . 

Ordinations : Deacons, 4 ; Priests, 6^ 
Clergymen Received into the Diocese, . 
** Transferred to other Dioceses, 
Candidates for Holy Orders, .... 
Lay Readers and Catechists Licensed, 

Consecration of Churches, 

Parishes in Union with Convention, . 

Baptisms: Adults, 320; Infants, 1,813; Total, . 

Confirmations, ...... 

Coipmunicants : Admitted, 921 ; Present Number, 
Marriages, ....... 

Bunals, 

Sunday-schools: Officers, 346; Catechists, 1,485 ; Total, 
Sunday-school Scholars, . . .... 

Total Membership in 76 Schools, 



89 

10 

9 
12 

12 

4 
62 

2.133 
1,180 

11,792 

529 

1,141 

1.831 

13,777 
15,608 



Offerings and Contributions : 

For Parochial Purposes, 
Diocesan '* 
General 



Total, . 



*42b,32i 73 
4».»65 44 
86,484 04 

♦547-97 1 21 



The foregoing items do not give a complete view of the Diocese since 
the last Convention, in all respects, as some Parishes have either failed to 
i'lspOTt, or have given only a few particulars. 



Ifournal of tfte Stitbtnif^ Cottbentton. 

1874. 



INDEX. 



Fags. 



I. Clergy op the Diocese, ....•• 5—9 

II. Members of this Convention Present, . . . 10-16 

in. Proceedings: ........ 17-80 

Opening services, . . . . . . 17, 18, 45 



Organization, 



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Bishop of Long Island : 

Delivered a portion of his Triennial Charge on 

the Alleged Decline of the Christian Priesthood, 1 7, 44 
Delivered his Annual Address, . . . 20, 81—90 



Committees: 

On the Certificates of Lay Delegates, 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches 

On the Diocesan Fund, ..... 

On the Treasurer's Report, .... 

On the General Theological Seminary, 

On Canons, . ...... 

On Sunday-schools, ..... 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, 
The Missionary Committee, . . 
On the Church Charity Foundation and other 
Benevolent Institutions, .... 

On Christian Education, . . . • • 
On the Salary of the Bishop, 



18 

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19 
19 
19 
19 
74 
76 
76 

75 
79 
79 



Index. 



187 



Constitution and Canons : 

Committee Appointed, ..... 
Amendments proposed, ..... 
Report of the Committee, ..... 
Amendments to Canon 10, Article I, adopted, . 
Printing of Canons since 1870, ordered, 

Diocesan Fund : 

Committee Appointed, 

Report of the Committee and Treasurer, 
Resolutions on Mileage and Payment of Assess- 
ments, ..... . • 

Elections : 

The Secrctar)', 

The Treasurer, ..... 
The Assistant Secretary, 
Inspectors of Elections, appointed, . 
The Standing Committee of the Diocese, 
The Missionary Committee, . 
The Deputies to the General Convention, 
, The Provisional Deputies, 
The Ecclesiastical Court, . 
The Trustees of the Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergymen, ...... 

Episcopal Fund : 

Report of the Trustees, ..... 

Resolution in relation to the Enlargement of the 
Fund, ... .... 

Committee appointed on the Enlargement, . 
Board of Trustees, ..... 

Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen : 

Report of the Trustees and of the Treasurer, 
Trustees elected for the ensuing year. 

Missionary Committee of the Diocese : 

Report of the Cemmittee, 

Treasurer's Report, . . . . ^ 

Committee elected for the ensuing year. 



19 
21 

74 

75 
75 



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57-61 

57,61 





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• 


19 




19 


19, 


20 




76 


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76 




77 


• 


77 




78 



78 



47 

48 
48 
48 



48-53 
78 



23-36 

36-43 
76 



i88 Diocese of Long Island. 

New Churches : 

Committee on Incorporation and Admission, ap- 
pointed, ....... 20 

Reports of the Committee, . . . 21,45,46 

Three Churches admitted into union with Con- 
vention, . . . . . . . 21, 46 

Reports : 

Of the Committee on Credentials, . . . 18 
On the Incorporation and Admission of 

Churches, . . . . . .21, 45, 46 

Of the Standing Committee of the Diocese,. . 21-23 

Of the Missionary Committee, . . . * 23-36 

Of the Treasurer of the Missionary Committee, . 36-43 

0\ the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund, . . 47 
Of the Trustees of the Aged and Infirm Clergy 

Fund, .... . , . . 48, 49 
Of the Treasurer of the Aged and Infirm Clergy 

Fund, ....... 50-53 

Of the Trustees of the Estate of the Diocese, . 53, 54 

On the General Theological Seminary, . . 54^5^ 

On the Diocesan Fund, . . . . 57 

Of the Treasurer of the Convention, . . 58-61 

Of the Committee on the Salary of the Bishop, . 61, 62 
Of the Treasurer of the Fund for the Bishop's 

Salary, ....... 62-66 

On the Church Charity Foundation, . . 66-70 

On Sunday Schools, ..... 7^-74 

Of the Committee on Canons, ... 74 

Resolutions : 

On the A J option of the Rules of Order, . . ig 

On Visiting the Institutions on the Church Charity 

Foundation, ...... 20 

On clerical services to assist the Treasurer, . 20 

On the admission of new Churches to the Con- 
vention, . . . . . . . 21,46 

On Printing the Missionary Report, ... 43 

On the Bishop's Triennial Charge, ... 46 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, . 48 

^ Of Thanks to Donors of Property to Trustees of 
Diocese of Long Island, .... 



Index. 1 89 

On the Incidental Expenses of the Trustees of the 

Diocese, ....... 54 

On a Collection for the General Theological 

Seminary, ....... 56 

On Nomination of Trustees of the General 

Theological Seminary, . . . . 56 

On the Diocesan Fund, . . . . . 57> 61 

On reference and adoption of Amendments, etc., 

to the Canons, . . . . • . Z'^ 75 

On the Salary of the Bishop, Insurance and Re- 
pairs on the Episcopal Residence, . • 62 
On the Appropriation for the Bishop's Travelling 

Expenses, ....... 66 

Of Commendation of the Church Charity Found- 

tion, ........ JO 

On Printing the Sunday School Report, . . 74 

On Printing Canons adopted since 1870, . 75 

Of Sympathy with the Rev. Dr. Hall, . . 75 

Of Thanks to the Rev. Dr. Nelson, . . 75, 76 

On Ritual, laid on the table, .... 79 

On Printing and Distributing the Journal, . 79 
Of Thanks to the Rector and Vestry of the 

Church of the Holy Trinty, etc., . . , 79? 80 

Of Thanks to the Officers of the Convention, . 80 

On Adjournment, ...... 80 

Rules of Order : 

Adopted for this Convention, . ... 19 
Printed in full, Appendix, III., . . . 170-175 

'he Bishop ok Long Island : 

Annual Address, . 81-90 

Death of the Right Rev. the Bishops of Wisconsin, 

Colorado and of Cape Palmas, . . . 83-85 
View of the Current Work and Present Condi- 
tion of the Diocese, and of the general Church, 85-88 
Diocesan Missions, ...... 88 

The Church Charity Foundation, . . . 88, 89 

Sunday Schools, '.,.... 89 

Diocesan Church Schools, .... 89, 90 



190 



Diocese of Long Island. 



Visitations and Acts, ...... 

Lay Readers, ...... 

Postulants, ....... 

Candidates for Deacon's and Priest's Orders, 
For the Order of Deacons, .... 

Admitted to the Female Diaconate, 

Ordained to the Diaconate, . . . . 

Ordained to the Priesthood, 

Resignation of Parishes, . . . . . 

Clergymen Appointed to Cures, . 
Clergymen Received into the Diocese, 
Letters Dimissory Granted, 
Clergymen Deposed and Suspended, 
Consent to the Consecration of Bishops, 
Consecration of Churches, . . . . 

Examining Chaplains, .... 

Summary of Episcopal Acts, .... 

V. Appendix L — Parochial and Clerical Reports : 

Churches in Kings County, . 
Churches in Queens County, 
Churches in Suffolk County, 
Clerical Reports, . . . . 
Summary of Parochial Reports, 
Summary of Sunday School Statistics, 

VL Appendix 11. — Churches of the Diocese, with the 

Dates of Organization and Ad- 
mission, ...... 

VIL Appendix IIL — Rules of Order, .... 

VI 11. Appendix IV. — Canons Adopted or Amended since 

lo^O, ...... 

IX. Appendix V^ — Ofhcers and Committees of the 

Diocesb, ..... 

X. Appendix VI. — Statistics of the Diocese for the 

Year, 1873-74, . . . . 



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102 


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103, 


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104 


104, 1 


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105 




105 


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105 


106-1 


34 


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^49 


149-1 


57 


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160 


161-1 


163 


164-1 


166 


167-1 


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170-] 


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176-178 



179-184 



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NOTICE. 



The next Annual Convention will be held in the Church of the Hc-ly 
Trinity, Brooklyn, on the Third Tuesday of May, 1875. 



JOURNAL 



OF THE 



Eighth Convention 



OF THK 



iliotestant (Bpmopal dburdj, 



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DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND, 



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May i8M fcf 19M, 



1875. • 



BROOKLYN, N. Y. 

PUBLISHED BY THE CONVENTION. 

1875. 



('.LODE 

rKINTINC A NO STATION FRY COMTANY. 

So I.ilicrty Street, New York. 



©fficrvs of tf)e HSiorrsf. 



The Convention. 

The Right Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D,, President ^ 

170 Rcmscn St., Brooklyn. 
The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Secretary and Registrar ^ 

170 Carroll St., Brooklyn. 
Xhc Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Assistant Secretary^ Astoria. 
Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 222 Henry St. Brooklyn. 

The Standing Committee.* 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., President, 157 Montague St. 

" -T. Stafford Drowne, 'Djy., Secretory, 1 70 Carroll St. 

" John A. Paddock, D.D., 345 State St. 

** J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Flushing. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, 1 Pierrepont Place. 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, 166 Remsen St. 
Mr. Charles R. Marvin, S4 Remsen St. 
Mr. William Floyd-Jones, South Oyster Bay. 

The missionary Committee. 

The Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., 230 Classon Ave 
** Charles W. Homer 27 St. James' Place. 

William A. Snively, S. T. D., 53 Remsen St. 
Caleb B. Eli.sworth, Maspeth. 
" John A. Aspinwall Bay Ridge. 
Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 222 Henry St. 
*' S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, Secretary, 775 Bushwick Ave. 
" J. Augustus Hewlett, 165 Remsen St. 
" Samuel B. Bartow, 44 South Portland Ave. 
*• Lyman R. Greene, Treasurer, 99 Henry St. 

* The Standing Committee meet statedly on the Mondays of the Ember 
Weeks, September 13th, and December 13th, 1875, and on March 6th, 1876. 
Papers requiring their action should be sent to the President previous to these 
dates. 






4 Diocesf of Long Island. 

The DepHiles lo the General C«nveatlsM. 

Rev. Chari.fs H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Hekry E. Piehbepont. 

" Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. Hon. John W. Hunter. 
" Jacob W, DiLLrn. D.D. Mr. John A. Kinc. 

" Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. " Wm. Nicolu 

The Pr*Ti«IOBal Depntles. 

Rev. John .\. Paddock, D. D. Mr. Hinrv P. Mohcan. 

" Samuel Cox, D.D. " Charles A. Towk»ehd. 

■■ William H. Moork. " Sevmour L. Husted. 

■' Robert T. Pearson. Hon. Wm. A. Ludlow. 

The Traslees oflhe Episcopal Fnnd. 

Mr. Henry R. Piebbepont. Mr. Andrew H. DeWitte. 

" Chari.es R. Marvin. Hon J. Lawrence Smith. 

" John D. Jones, Tretisurer, 51 Wall Si. New York. 

The Trnstees of the Fnnd for Aged and lnlim> 
Clcrsymcn. 

Right Rev. A. N. LiTTLEjoKN, D.D. Mr. John A. King. 

Rev. N. H. ScKENCK, D.D. " N. Denison Morgak. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasarei, izi Henry St., Brooklyn. 

The Tmsfces of the Eslale belonsins to the DioccMi « 
I^n^ iHland. 

Right Ktv. A. N. Littlejohn. D.D. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Henrv E. PiERRtPONT. 

" T. Stafford Drowne, DD. Hon. Jasper W, Gilbert. 

" John a. Paddock, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 

" J. Carpenter Smith, S. T. D. " William Flovd-Jones. 

The Tmstees or the General Theological Scnla^^ 



.ev. Samuel M. Haski 


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/. William A. Snivelv, i, • 


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George W. Smith. 


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, Henry E. Pierrepoht. 




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John A- King. 


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Alwanihr V. Blam. 




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Spicia/ Committees, 

The Ecclesiastical Toart. 

V. Jacob W. Diller, D D. Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D. 

' Noah Hunt Schenck, DD. " William S. Chadwell. 
" Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D. *' Charles R. Baker. 

Rev. William H. Moore. 

Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D., Lay Assessor. 

Mr. William H. Onderponk, Church Advocate 



5>prrial (Committers. 



On tiie Incorporatioa and Admission of Ciinrclies. 

:v. Samuel Cox, D.D. Mr. Henr\ A. Moore, 

Mr. John E. Lockwood. 

On the Diocesan Fund. 

ev. Henry B. Wai.bridge, D.D. Mr. Augustus E. Masters. 
*' Henry B. Cornwell. •* Henry P. Morgan. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 222 Henry St., Brooklyn. 

On the Treasurer's Report. 

'Ir. Charles A. Townsend. Mr. John Moore. 

Mr. Edward F. de Selding. 

On the General Theological Seminary. 

ev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
" Alfred H. Partridge- *' John A. King. 

Mr. Alexander E. Orr. 

On Canons. 

V. Charles H. Hall, D.D- Hon. Jasper W. Gilbv:rt. 

" W^iluam H. Moore. *' John W. Hunter. 

' "William S. Chadwell. " L. Bradford Prince. 

On the Salary of the Bishop. 

1^. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 
' Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D. *' Charles A. Townsend. 
' ^William H. Moore. " John T. Walker. 

I\4r. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 222 Henry St. Brooklyn., 



4 Diocese of Long Island, 

The Deputies to the General CoBTentlon. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

Noah Hunt Schfnck, D.D. Hon. John W. Hunter. 
Jacob W. Diller, D.D. Mr. John A. King. 

Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. *' Wm. Nicoll. 

The Provisional Deputies. 



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Rev. John A. Paddock, D. D. 
** Samuel Cox, D.D. 
" William H. Moore. 
** Robe!*t T. Pearson. 



Mr. HfcNRY P. Morgan. 

** Charles A. Townsend. 

** Seymour L. Husted. 
Hon. Wm. A. Ludlow. 



The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund. 

Mr. Henry R. Pierrepont. Mr. Andrew H. DeWitie. 

** Charles R. Marvin. Hon J. Lawrence Smith. 

John D. Jones, Treasurer, 5 1 Wall St. New York. 



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The Trustees of the Fund for Aged and InOmi 

Clerp^ymen. 

Right Rev. A. N. Lii-tlejohn, D.D. Mr. John A. King. 

Rev. N. H. ScHENCK, D.D. " N. Denison Morgan. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer^ 222 Henry St., Brooklyn. 

The Trustees of the Estate helonprlnff to the Dioeese of 

I^onp: Island. 

Right Rtv. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. 
Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

T. Stafford Drowne, DD. Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert. 
John A. Paddock, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 

J. Carpenter Smith, S. T. D. ** William Floyd-Jones. 



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The Trustees of the Oeneral Theoloipleal Semlnnry. 



Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. 
William H. Moore. 
Charles H. Hall, D.D. 
D. V. M. Johnson, D.D. 
J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D. 
T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 
Samuel Cox, D.D. 
Edmund D. Cooper. 
John A* Paddock, D.D. 



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Rev. William A. Snively, S.T.D, 
Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. 
George W. Smith. 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D. 

*' John A. King. 
Mr. William Nicoll. 
** Alexander V. Blake. 
William Mulligan. 



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special Committees, 

The JEcclesiasUcal Tonrt. 

Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D D. Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D. 

** Noah Hunt Schenck, DD. " William S. Chadwell. 
" Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D. ** Charles R. Baker. 

Rev. William H. Moore. 
Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D., Lay Assessor, 
Mr. William H. Onderponk, Church Advocate 



5>prrial (Committers. 



On the Ineorporatloa and Admission of €hnrehes. 

Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D. Mr. Henry A. Moore, 

Mr. John E. Lockwood. 

On the Dioeesan Fund. 

Rev. Henry B. Wai.bridge, D.D. Mr. Augustus E. Masters. 
*' Henry B. Cornwell. •* Henry P. Morgan. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer^ 222 Henry St., Brooklyn. 

On the Treasurer's Report. 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend. Mr. John Moore. 

Mr. Edward F. de Selding. 

On the General Tiieoiogieal Seminary. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
*' Alfred H. Partridge- " John A. King. 

Mr. Alexander E. Orr. 

On Canons. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Hon. Jasper W. Gilb»-rt. 

" Wiluam H. Moore. ** John W. Hunter. 

" William S. Chadwell. ** L. Bradford Prince. 

On the Salary of the Bishop. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 
" Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D. ** Charles A. Townsend. 
" William H. Moore. " John T. Walker. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 222 Henry St. Brooklyn., 



6 Diocese of Long Island. 

Oil the Church Charily Foundation and other Benei'olenl 

Instllnilons. 

Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. Mr. Edwin Beers. 

Mr. Wiluam H Fleeman. 

On Christian JEdiicaliou. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. John D. Jones. 
" John C. Middleton. " James A. Hewlett. 

" William A. Leonard. ** James H. Wheatlev. 

On Sunday Schools. 

Rev. Newland Maynard. Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen. 

** Thomas S. Pycott. '* Briton Richardson. 

Mr. C. L. Twing. 

On the Eniarffcment of the Episcopal Fond. 

Rev. N. H. ScHENCK, D.D. Mr. Charles R. M..rvin. 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend. 

On the Formation of a Diocesan Ubrary. 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts. Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Mr. Henry M. Ondcrdonk. 



Hbt of tfje eierga. 

May 18///, 1875. 

TiiK Right Rev. Abram Newkikk Littlkjoiin, D.D., 

Bishop. 

The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbott, Rector of Grace Church, Whitestonc. 
The Rev. .William S. Adamson, Minister in Charge of St. Thomas* 

Church, Ravenswood. 
The Rev. John A. Aspinwall, Rector of Christ Church, Bay Ridge. 
The Rev. William W. Ayres, Deacon, Assistant Minister of the Church 

or" the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles H. Babcock, Rector of St. George's Church, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. John G. Bacchus, Rector of the Church of the Reformation, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector of Church of the Messiah, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Lucius W. Bancroft, D.D., Rector of Christ Church, Brook- 
lyn. 
The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector of St. John's Church, Huntington. 
The Rev. Henry M. Beare, D.D, Rector of Zion Church, Little Neck, 

P. O. Flushing. 
The Rev. George Stephen Bennitt, Deacon, Assistant Minister of St, 

Peter's Church, Brooklyn. 
*Thc Rev. Beverley R. Betts, Librarian of Columbia College, N. Y. 
The Rev. Charles H. Bixby, Rector of All Saints' Church, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector of the Church of Our Saviour, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. |ames W. Bradin, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Flaibush. 
♦The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Rector of the Church of the Holy 

Trinity, Greenport, and St. Mary's, Shelter Island. 
*The Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Norman W. Camp, D.D , Chaplain of the Church Charity 

Foundation, Brooklyn. 



8 Diocese of Long Island. 

The Rev. Wm. M. Carmichael, D.D., N inistcr in charge of Trinity 
Church, Rocktway, and Librarian of the Naval Lyceum, Brooklyn. 
P. O. Jamaica. 

*The Rev. Frederick B. Carter. 

The Rev. Wm. S. Chadwell, Rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 

The Rev. Southard Compton, D. D., New York, 

The Rev. Thomas Cook, Head of the Associate Mission of Suffolk and 
Queens Counties. P. O. Riverhead. 

♦The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 
Astoria. 

*Thc Rev. J. F. Delaplaine CoRNELL,Brooklyn. 

♦The Rev. Thomas F. Cornell, Rector of the Church of the Me- 
diator, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Henry B. Cornwell, Rector of the Church of the Good 
Shepherd, Brooklyn. 

*The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D., Rector of St. James' Church-, Newtown, 
and St. Paul's, Woodside. 

The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D. D., Rector of St. Luke's Church, Brook- 
lyn. 

*The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D. D., Rector of St Paul's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Richard B. Duane, D. D , Secretary of the Board of Foreign 
Missions, New York. 

The Rev Edward F. Edwards, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. C^leb B. Ellsworth, Rector of St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth. 

The Rev. Joseph 1. Elsegood, Rectorof Trinity Church, East New York. 

The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Minister in charge of St. Paul's Chapel, 
College Point. 

The Rev. William T. Fitch, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev Charles H. Gardiner, Minister of St. Luke's Chapel, East 
Hampton. 

The Rev. Charles" H. Hall, D. D., Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Brooklyn. 

♦The Rev. Robert W. Harris, D.D., Rector of St. George's Church, 
Astoria. 

♦The Rev. Samuel M, Haskins, D.D., Rector of St. Mark's Church, 

Brooklyn, E. D. 
♦The Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, Rector of the Church of the Ascension, 

Brooklyn, E. D., P. O. Greenpoint. 
The Rev. James E. Homans, Rector of Christ Church, Manhasset. 



List of the Clergy, 9 

The Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rtctor of St. James' Church, Brooklyn. 
^Xhc Rev. Henry E. Hovey, Rector of St Barnabas' Church, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Robert T. Howard, Minister of St. John's Church, Cold 
Spring Harbor. 

The Rev. Benjamin S. Huntingdon, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. William Hyde, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Deacon, Missionary at Yaphank and 
Brookhaven. 

*The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rector of St. Mary's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, 

Richmond Hill. 
The Rev. James Hattrick Lee, Rector of St. James* Church, Smith- 
town, and St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma. 

The Rev. Joseph W. Lee, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. William A. Leonard, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer. 
• Brooklyn. • 

The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy, Roxbury, Vt. 

*The Rev. Irving McElroy, Assistant Minister of St. Mary's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. John C. Middleton, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Glen Cove. 

♦The Rev. William H. Moore, Rector of St. George's Church, 
Hempstead. 

The Rev. William Mowbray, Rector of Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 

The Rev. Wiluam B. Musgrave, Sag Harbor. 

The Rev. George W. Nichols, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Joseph A. Nock, Rector of St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Frederick M. Noll, Rector of Caroline Church, Setauket. 

♦The Rev. John A. Paddock, D. D., Rector St. Peter's Church Brook- 
lyn. 

♦The Rev, Alfred H. Partridge, Rector of Christ's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D. 

The Rev. Robert T. Pearson. 

The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector of Calvary Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 

*The Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Rector of Trinity Church, Roslyn. 

The Rev. Joseph D. Philip, Deacon,f Brooklyn. 

The Rev. John H. Prescott, Missionary in Charge of St. Paul's Church, 
Patchogue, and St. Ann's, Sayville. 



10 Diocese of Long Island. 

ft 

The Rev.' Thomas S. Pycott, Rector of St. John's Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. E. Franklin Remington, Brooklyn. 

*The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Islip. 

*The Rev. Spencer S. Roche, Deacon, Assistant Minister of Grace Church, 

Brooklyn Heights. 
*The Rev. George Sayers, Jamaica 
The Rev. Noah Hunt SchenvK, D.D., Rector of St. Ann's Church, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. William Short, Assistant Minister of the Church of the Holy 

Trinity, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. George W. Smith, Rector of Grace Church, Jamaica. 
*The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Rector of St. George's Church, 

Flushing. 
The Rev. William A. Snively, S.T.D., Rector of Grace Church, 

Brooklyn Heights. 
The Rev. Henry A. Spafard, Deacon, f Assistant Minister of St John's 

Church, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. George Stanberry, Deacon. 
The Rev. L. R. Staudenmayer, D.D. 
The Rev. S. Stebbins Stocking, Rector of Grace Church, South Oyster 

Bay. P. O. Jamaica. 
The Rev. Richard H. L. Tighe, Deacon, f Minister in charge of St. 

John's, Greenfield. 
The Rev. Ferris Tripp, Deacon, f Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles W. Turner, Rector of St. John's Church, Lon g 

Island City. 
The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., Rector of Emmanuel Church, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles W. Ward. 

The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, Brook- 
lyn. 
*The Rev. William M. Willian, Assistant Minister of Grace Church, 

in charge of Grace Chapel, Brooklyn. 

biskop I, Priests 82, Deacons 9 — TotcJ 92. 



*Alumni of the General Thei;lojfic;il Seminary. 

f Deacons under Tanon 2, 5i V., Title I., tfthe Digest. 



onencal lErmters of ttts <Stonbention. 



The names of those absent are printed in Italics. 



The Right Rev. Abram Newkikk Littlejoiin. D.D. 



Bishop, 



The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbot. 
William S. Adamson, 
John A. Aspinwall, 
William W. Ayres, 
Charles H. Babcock, 
John G. Bacchus, 
Charles R. Baker, 
Lucius W. Bancroft, D.D. 
Alfred J. Barrow, 
Henry M. Beare, D.D 
George S. Bennitt, 
Beverley R. Betts, 
Charles H. Bixby, 
Robert C. Booth, 
James W. Bradin, 
John W. Buckmaster, 
Norman W. Camp, D.D. 
Wm. M. Carmichael, D.D. 
William S. Chadwell, 
Thomas Cook, 
Edmund D. Cooper, 
Thomas F. Cornell, 
Henry B. Cornwell, 
Samuel Cox, D.D. 
Jacob W. Diller, D.D. 
T.Stafford Drowne, D.D. 
Caleb B. Ellsworth, 
Joseph I. Elsegood, 
J. Frederick Esch, 
William T. Fitch, 
Charles H. Hall, D. D. 
Robert W. Harris, D.D. 
Samuel M, Hawkins, D. D, 
Thomas W. Haskins, 
James E. Homans, 
Charles W. Homer, 



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Robert T. Howard, 
Ingram N. W. Irvine, 
Dan'l V.M.Johnson, D.D. 
Joshua Kimber, 
James H. Lee, 
Joseph W. Lee, 
William A. Leonard, 
Newland Maynard, 
Irving McElroy, 
John C. Middleton, 
William H. Moore, 
William Mowbray, 
Joseph A. Nock, 
Frederick M. Nolly 
John A. Paddock, D.D., 
Alfred H. Partridge, 
Francis Peck, 
Charles Pelletreau, 
John H. Prescott, 
Thomas S. Pycott, 
Reuben Riley, 
Spencer S. Roche, 
N. H. Schenck, D.D,. 
William Short, 
George W. Smith, 
J. Carpenter Smith,S.T.D. 
William A. Snively, S.T.D. 
Henry A. Spafard, 
S. Stebbins Stocking, 
Richard H. L. Tighe, 
Charles W. Turner, 
Henry B. Walbridge, D.D. 
Charles S. Williams, 
William M. Willtan. 



ILa|) ISelegatrsi to tljis <Stonbrntion. 



The names of those who were present are printed in Roman letters 
and of those absent, or not heard to answer to their names in Italics. 



Christ, 



All Saints', 



Atonement, 



Christ, 



Emmanijel, 



Grace, 



Good Shepherd, 



Holy Trinity, 



Mediator, 



Messiah, 



KINGS COUNNT. 



Bay Ridge, 



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Benjamin C. Town send, 
Edward Ken/, 
George Self, 
Arthur Sinclair, 
Asa B. Richardson, 
Robert Dent, 
Qiiincy Clark De Grove, 
William H. Marshall, 
John H. Mugford. 
Charles R. Marvin, 
Charles Stanton^ 
Alexander E, Orr. 
Henry Dudley, 
David Hall, 
De Witt C. Brown. 
Henry E. Pierrepont, 
Peter C, Cornell, 
William C. Sheldon. 
Jeremiah E. Cary, 
Charles Robins, 
J, Williams Henry. 
Charles A. Townscnd, 
Clarence L. Burnet, 
Edwin Beers. 
Robert L. Woods, 
John William son J 
Austin G, Denny. 
lohn A. Nichols, 
Carlos A. Butler, 
Elizur G. Webster. 



List of Lay Delegates, 



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Oum Saviour, 



Redeemer, 



Reformation, 



Sx. Ann's, 



Sx. Barnabas', 



St. George's, 



St, James', 



St. John's, 



St. Luke'5, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Mary's, 



St. Matthew's, 



St. Paul's, 



St. Peter's, 



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William S. Thompson, 
John Mc Gahic, 
Jacob Whitchurst. 
Daniel A. Smith, 
John A. Tucker, 
Cotnpton Spencer, 
William H. Waring, 
¥.nos L, Taft^ 
James S. Stearns, 
Henry P. Morgan, 
Jesse C. Smith, 
A, C, Keeney, 

Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen, 
Robert H. W. Rowe, 
Joseph D. Robinson. 
Smith Tuttle, 
Samuel Orchard, 
Henry Zanes. 
Frank Washbourne, 
Henry A. Moore, 
Edward F. de Selding. 
Allan N. Smith, 
John C. Davis, 
Abraham F. Downing. 
John W. Hunter, 
William H. Fleeman, 
Edward Hill. 
Butler Coles, 
Leonard J. Burtis, 
Daniel Nash, 
Seymour L, H us ted, 
William H. Pars, 
Edward N. Pigot. 
John M. Phelps, 
James Lock, 
Joseph S. Hibbler. 
Augustus E. Masters, 
Jasper W. Gilbert, 
Briton Richardson. 
Henry G. Nichols, 
John T. Walker, 
Ncvin W. Butler. 



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St. Stephen's, 



Brooklyn, 



AscFNsioN, Brooklyn, E. /)., 



Calvary, 



Christ, 



Grace, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Paul's, 



Trinity, 



St. Paul's, 



St. John's, 
St. John's, 



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Flatbush, 



Fort Hamilton, 
Greenfield, 



Thomas J. Snowden, 
Samuel Teathtr, 
George G. Brooks, 
James W. Valentine, 
Thomas F. Roland, 
John Nott. 
Thomas James, 
Hampton W. Marsh, 
Charles R. Fitt. 
Henry B. Scholes, 
Marvin Cross, 
Alonzo Gaubert. 
George Proctor, 
Charles Chinn, 
Thomas L. Blackwell, Jr. 
Jonathan Janes, 
David Longworth, 
Cornelius L. Twing. 
William C. Hyde^ 
Albert Daggett, 
James A. Taylor. 
Noyes G. Palmer, 
Frank C. Lange, 
James D. Davies. 
William Matthews, 
John H. Bergen, 
Elisha Troughton, 
(No Representation,) 
John S. Hoagland, 
Charles W. //. Carter, 
Albert F, Johnson. 



Redeemer, 



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Astoria, 



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St George's, 

St. John's, Cold Spring Horhor, 



John E. Lockwood, 
William Mulligan, 
Edward W. Hewitt. 
{No Representation,) 
John D, Jones, 
Stephen Linington, 
Oliver L. Jones. 



List of Lay Delegates, 



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St. George's, Flushing, 



St. Paul's, GUn Cove, 



St. George's, Hempstead, 



Grace, 



2SlON, 



Jamaica^ 



Little Neck, 



St. John's, Long Island City, 



Christ, 



Manhasset, 



St. Saviour's, Maspeth, 
St. James', Newtown, 



Christ, Oyster Bay 

St. Thomas', Raven szvood, 



Resurrection, Richmond Hill, 



Trinity, 



Trinity, 



Rockaway, 



Roslyn, 



Orace, 



South Oyster Bay, 



George Pople, 
Samuel D. Rowe, 
L, Bradford Prince, 
George W, Cocks, 
Thomas T. Jackson, 
James B. Pearsall. 
Henry M. Onderdonk, 
Townsend B. Pettit, 
Charles H, Mulford. 
James J. Brenton, 
William J. Sayres, 
John S. Denton. 
John A, Kingy 
Benjamin P. Allen, 
James Valentine. 
William H. Woodill, 
William C. Briggs, 
Gabriel W. Williams. 
William M. Smith, 
John S. Morrell, 
Nicholas Luquer. 
{No representation,) 
John J. Moore, 
C. Luyster Moore, 
Edward Schwacofer. 
( No representation, ) 
Blaize L. Harsell, 
Adrian C. Brooks, 
Alfred Nelson. 
George E. Newcomb, 
George Bidgood, 
Orlozo W, Graves, 
Joseph S. Wright, 
George T. Hewlett, 
Charles Hewlett. 
Franklin Wight, 
John D. Acker, 
Henry M, W, Eastman, 
William Floyd-Jones, 
Arthur Wellzvood, 
Stephen T. Carman. 



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Grace, 



WhiUstont^ 



Ahraham Biningefy 
Edward M. Greenley, 
Edward Bleecker. 



SUFFOLK COUNTT. 



Holy Trinity, Greenporty 



St. John's, 



St. John's, 
St. Mark's, 



St. Ann's, 



Caroune, 
St. James', 
Christ, 



Huntingdon^ 



Islip, 



St. Paul's, Patckogue, 

Christ, Sag Harbor, 



Sayvillr, 



Setauket, 
SmithtOiVn, 
West Islipy 



Alfred Dawson, 
Isaac A, Monsell, 
John A. Monsell. 
Arthur T. Hurd, 
Franklin N. Crossman, 
Ira £. Doying. 
{No Representation.) 
Benjamin S. Welles, 
John D. Prince, 
James Mainwaring. 
{No Representation.) 
Cleveland S. Stilzvellf 
William BtuL 
John R. Suydam, 
Andrew D. Foster, 
Isaac Borts. 
{No Representation.) 
{No Representation.) 
{No Representation.) 




tlrocecMiigs of iiyt lEigfiM Contention. 



Brooklyn, Tuesday, May iSfh, 1875. 

This being the day fixed by the Constitution of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Long Island for 
the Annual Convention of the same, a number of the Clergy 
and Laity assembled at ten o'clock, for Divine Service, in the 
Church of the Holy Trinity, in the City of Brooklyn, the 
place appointed by the Bishop. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Tucker, the 
Rev. Mr. J. W. Lee reading the first lesson, and the Rev. 
Mr- Nock the second. The Rev. Mr. Middleton said the 
Creed and Prayers. 

The Ante-Communion Service was read by the Rev. Dr. 
Snively, the Rev. Dr. Johnson reading the Epistle, and the 
Rev. Dr. Diller, the Gospel. 

The Rev. Dr. Hall, announced . after Morning Prayer, 
Hymn 131 ; after the Ante-Communion Service, Hymn, 281 ; 
and in the Communion Office, Hymn 203. The Bisiior de- 
livered a portion of his Triennial Charge on " The Alleged 
Decline of the Influence of the Christian Priesthood.** 

The Offertory was read by the Rev. Dr. Hall, and the 
Alms, which were appropriated to the Missionary work of 
the Diocese, were collected by the Rev. Messrs Ay res, Ben- 
nitt and Roche, and Mr. Elliott. 

The Rev. Dr. Hall said the Prayer for Christ Church Mil- 
itant, the Exhortation and Confession, the Right Rev. the 
Bishop pronouncing the Absolution, and the Rev. Dr. 
Paddock reading the Comfortable Words. The Bishop pro- 
ceeded with the Consecration of the Elements, and was as- 
sisted in the administration by the Rev. Drs. Diller, Hall, 
Smithy Paddock, and Drowne. The Post-Communion was 
said by the Rev. Dr. Smith, the Bishop pronouncing the 
Benediction. 



1 8 Diocese of Long Island. 

After a brief recess, the Right Rev. the President took 
the Chair, and called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary then proceeded, under the direction of the 
Bishop, to call the names of the Clergy of the Diocese en- 
titled to seats, when sixty-four answered to their names, and 
took their seats as members.* 

The Churches entitled to representation were then called 
over, and the Lay Delegates presented their certificates, 
which were examined by the Secretary and a Committee of 
three, appointed by the President, viz.: Hon. John W. 
Hunter, Mr. C. L. Burnet, and the Hon. J. B. Pcarsall. 

The names of the Lay Delegates duly appointed were 
called, when Delegates from forty-seven Parishes appeared 
and took their seats.f 

A constitutional quorum being present, the Right Rev. 
the President declared the Convention duly orgjanized for 
business. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, the vote by ballot 
was unanimously dispensed with, and the Rev. T. Stafiord 
Drowne, D.D., Rector of St Paul's Church, Brooklyn, was 
re-elected Secretary, 

On motion of the Rev.* Dr. Snively, the vote by ballot was 
unanimously dispensed with, and Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 
was re-elected Treasurer. 

The Secretary nominated the Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, 
Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Astoria, as Assistant 
Secretary, who was thereupon re-elected by the Convention. 

On motion of the Hon. J. W. Gilbert, it was 

Resolved, That the Rules of Order of the last Convention be adop- 
ted as the Rules of Order of this body. 

The President announced the Rule of Order, providing 
for the admission of persons not members to the sittings of 
the Convention; whereupon several availed themselves of 
the privilege. 



* The names of the Clergy who attended the Convention are prefixed to the 
journal, p. ii. 

f The names of the Lay Delegates present in this Convention are prefixed to 
the Journal, pp. ia-i6. 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 19 

The Right Rev. the President then announced the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees and Inspectors of Elections: 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches. 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Mr. Henry A. Moore, and Mr. John 

H. LOCKWOOD. 

On the Diocesan Fund. 

The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., the Rev. Henry B. Cornwell, 
Mr. Augustus E. Masters, Mr. Henry P. Morgan, and Mr. Alexandfr 
V. Blake. 

On the Treasurer* s Report, 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend, Mr. John Moore, and Edward F. de 
Selding. 

On the General Theological Seminary, 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., the Rev. Alfred H. Partridge, 
Mr. Henry E. Pierrefont, Mr. John A. King, and Mr. Alexander E. 
Orr. 

On Canons, 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., the Rev. William H. Moore, the 
Rev. William S. Chadwell, the Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, the Hon. 
John W. Hunter, and the Hon. L. Bradford Prince. 

On the Church Charity Foundation and other Benevolent Institutions, 

Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Mr. Edwin Beers, Mr. William 
H. Fleeman. 

Inspectors of Elections, 

Standing Committee : For the Clerical Vote — The Rev. James H. Lee, 
and Mr. Samuel Orchard. For the Lay Vote — The Rev. Robert C. 
Booth, and Mr. Allen N. Smith. 

Missionary Committee : For the Clerical Vote> — The Rev. William 
Short, and Mr. William Matthews. For the Lay Vote — The Rev. 
WiLUAM S. Adamson, and Mr. Arthur Sinclair. 

The Secretary presented a communication from the Secre- 
tary of the House of Clerical and Lay Deputies of the Gene- 
ral Convention, which, on motion, was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Canons : also, the applications of St. Ann's Church, 
Sayville, and Christ Church, West Islip, for admission into 
union with this convention, which, on motion, were referred 
to the Committee on the Incorporation and Admission of 
Churches. 



20 ' - Diocese of Long Island, 

The Right Rev. the Bishop addressed the Convention as 
follows : 

Dear Brethren of the Clergy and L'lity : 

The customary convention address usually devoted to the discussion of 
some one or more of the leading interests of the Diocese, or of the church 
at large, will be omitted. I shall do so for two reasons; first, because the 
delivery of the third part of my Chaige will occupy all the time that I 
could venture to claim ; and, second, because the several Standing and 
Special Committees will report so fully upon the various departments of 
the practical work of the Diocese as to relieve me from any urgent neces- 
sity of alluding to them in detail. I trust that the various items of business 
and the plans suggested for the more vigorous support of our Institutions 
of Chanty and Learning, and for the extension of the Missionary work 
among us, will receive the earnest attention of the convention and thus 
lead to prompt and judicious action. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Stocking, it was 

Resolved, That the Bishop be respectfully requested by this Conven- 
tion to continue the delivery of his Charge this evening at 8 o'clock. 

The Rev. Dr. Drowne presented and read the following 

Kepott 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Long Island respectfully re- 
port the following meetings and official acts : 

May 29th, 1874. The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., was chosen Pres- 
ident, and the Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D. D., Secreury. Stated meetings 
were directed to be held on Mondays of the Ember weeks. The proper 
testimonial onbehalf of Ingram N. W. Irvine, applymg to be admitted to 
the Sacred Order of Deacons, was signed. Certain matters between the 
former Rector and the Vestry of the Church of the Ascension, Green- 
point, having been submitted for arbitration, a special committee was ap- 
pointed to enquire into the facts and report. 

December 14th, 1874. The proper testimonials onbehalf of George R. 
Van De Water, applying to be admitted a candidate for Holy Orders; 
of Richard H. L. Tighe, applying to be admitted to the restricted Dia- 
conate ; of William Warren Ayres, applying to be admitted to the Sa- 
cred Order of Deacons, and of William S. Adamson, applying to be ad- 
mitted to the Sacred Order of Priests, were signed. The consent of the 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention^ 1875. 21 

Committee was given to the consecration of the Rev. Thomas Under- 
wood Dudley, Jr., D.D., as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Kentucky, 
and of the Rev. John Scarborough, D.D., as Bishop of the Diocese of 
New fersey, and the proper testimonials were signed. Official notifica- 
tion was received of the death of the Right Rev. Henry John Whitehouse, 
D.D., L.L.D., Bishop of Illinois, on the 10th of August, 1874. Certain 
expenses on property held by the Trustees of the Estate belonging to the 
Diocese, in accordance with a resolution of the last convention, were or- 
dered to be paid. 

February 2 2d, 1875. A report was received from the special commit- 
tee in the case of the former Rector and the vestry of the Church of the 
Ascension, Greenpoint, and adopted as the judgment of this Committee, 
and ordered to be communicated to the parties in interest. Consent was 
given to the consecration of the Rev. George De Normandie Gillespie, 
D.D., as Bishop of the Diocese of Western Michigan, and the proper tes- 
timonial was signed* 

March i5ih, 1875. The proper Testimonial on behalf of William 
White Wilson, applying to be admitted as a candidate for Holy Orders, 
was signed. Consent was given to the consecration of the Rev. Thomas 
A. Jagger, D.D-, as Bishop of Southern Ohio, and the proper testimonial 
was signed. The committee declined to give consent to the consecration 
of the Rev. James Dc Koven, D-D*, as Bishop of Illinois. 

May 17th, 1875* The proper Testimonials on behalf of the Rev. 
Ingram N. W. Irvine, applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of 
Priests ; of George Harris Chadwell, applying to be admitted to the Sa- 
cred Order of Deacons ; and of Cornelius Leighton Twing, applying to be 
admitted to the restricted Diaconate, were signed- Certain bills for print- 
ing and postage during the year were audited and approved. 

Chas. H* Hall, Preddent. 
T. Stafford Drowne, Secretary, 

Brooklyn, May i8ih, 1875. 

Mr. PiERREPONT presented and read the 

KPpQtt 

ON THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The number of Students this year is 68. Of these 4 are from the 
Diocese of Long Island, as follows : 

Senior Class, — George Harris Chadwell, B.A. 

Middle Class, — ^Joseph Perinchicf Cameron ; Thos. B Fulcher, A.B. 
. Junior Class, — George Roe Van De Water, B.S. 



22 Diocese of Long Island. 

A legacy of" 115,000 has been received from the Estate of the late George 
Merritt, a former Trustee of the Diocese of New York. This amount 
has been invested, and added to the Permanent Fund, and replaces, in 
part, the impairment of the capital reported at last meeting. 

The income of the last year has about been equal to the cost of main- 
taining the Seminary, at the low rate of salaries paid the Professors. 

An upper room over the Library, has been conveniently arranged for 
pamphlets. The basement room below the library has been altered by 
the removal of partitions, and two large rooms, divided by folding doors. 
provided for recitations and for meetings. 

The following contributions have been received from this diocese, dur- 
ing the past year : 

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights . $90 53 

St. Saviour's Church, Maspeth 75 00 

Zion Church, Little Neck 5 00 

St. Mark's Church, Islip 5 00 

Through Mr. Henry Bedinger 12 00 

Hon. John A. King 5 00 



. $192 53 



The Diocese is entitled to be represented by eighteen Trustees. The 
three Trustees nominated by our last Convention, to the General Conven- 
tion, to fill vacancies, were confirmed. The number of Trustees is now 
full. 



The present Trustees are : 



ClericaL 



Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, 

Rev. Wm. H. Moore, Rev. J. A. Paddock, D.D., 

Rev. Chas. H. Hall, D.D., Rev. T. Stafford Drownc, D.D., 

Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rev. W. A. Snively, S.T.D., 

Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., 

Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Rev. Geo. W. Smith. 

Lay. 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. Wm. Nicoll, 

Hon. Murray Hoffman, L.L.D., Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 

Hon. John A. King, Mr. William Mullignn. 



Proceedings of the Eighth Conventiotty 1875. 23 

The Committee commend this most important Church Institution to 
the fostering care of the Clergy of this Diocese^ and the liberality of its 
churchmen. 

T. SXAFFORb . NE, 

Alfred H. Partridge, 
* Henry E. Pierrepont, 

John A King, 
Alexander £. Orr, 

Commit Ue, 
Brooklyn, 18/// May^ 1875. 

Mr. Pierrepont presented and read the 

KPpQtt 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund respectfully report that the 
receipts and disbursements, since the last report, have been as follows : 

Cash in Bank, May 14th, 1874 $102.63 

Receipts : 

Interest on account Permanent Fund. . . $2,240.00 
" Bonds and Notes ... . 1,233.75 

♦3*473-75 

Effiscopal Fund: 

Cash from St. Paul's, Glen Cove $84.00 

Cash from Grace, Jamaica 32*25 

$116.25 

()n account Bonds of Churches : 

Christ's Church, Brooklyn, an account of their 

bond for $4,500 1 ,000.00 

$4,692.63 
Payments : 

On account, Bishop's salary $3,420.65 

Insurance on Bishop's residence 53- 10 

3.473.75 



Balance in Bank '. . $1,218.88 



24 Diocese of Long Island. 

The. Fund nozo consists as Jollows: 

Bonds of Churches $15,850:00 

Notes of Churches 175.00 

Bonds and Mortgages 35,000.00 

Bonds and Mortgages guaranteed by the i 

Equitable Trust Co. of New London J 2,ooo.<^ 

Cash in Phenix Bank 1,218.88 

$54,243.88 
Thus showing an increase in the Fund, since last report of $1,316.25, 

as follows : 
Bond of the Church of the Redeemer, 

Brooklyn $1,200.00 

Cash Contribution from St. Paul's Church 

Glen Cove 84.00 

Cash Contribution from Grace Church, 

Jamaica 32.25 

$1,316 25 

Henry E. Pierrepont, 
J. D. Jones, 
Andrew H. DeWitt, 
Chas. R. Marvin. 

Trusf€t\. 
Brooklyn, May 14///, 1875. 

Mr. Townsend presented and read the 

Krpott 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SALARY OF THE 

BISHOP. 

The Committee " on the Salary of the Bishop " respectfully report that 
pursuant to the resolution of the last Convention, assessments have been 
made upon the several Parishes of the Diocese, and the report of the 
Treasurer shows the following results : 

Receipts : 

Cash on hand May 16th, 1874 • $1,200 12 

Received since from Episcopal Fund 3,420 65 

" for interest , . 24 40 

** from 63 different churches 3»H3 94 

Total Receipts 7f7^9 1 1 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1S75. 



25 



The disbursements for the Bishop's salary, taxes, 

repairs, etc., have been 6,4. 1 6 84 

Leaving a balance on hand of $1,372 27 

But of this there is due to the account of repairs 
under appropriation in 1871, of ♦joo per 
annum the sum of. 340 57 

Actual Balance ijf03» 70 

There was owing to the fund, at the time the Treasurer's report was 
made up, $209, part of which has since been paid and will be credited in 
the new account. 

The balance on hand is barely sufRcicnt to meet the claims on the fund 
until the 1st of July, when the next assessment will be payable, and in 
recommending the following resolution the Committee would express the 
hope that the Parishes throughout the Diocese will make arrangements for 
the prompt payment of their respective assessments on the 1st of July, 
and the ist of January, so that the Treasurer may at all times be in funds 
to meet the obligations of the^ Diocese, without the necessity of personal 
advances. 

Rfsohed, That the Committee on the salary of the Bishop make an 
equitable apportionment among the Parishes of the Diocese, of a sum 
which, with the income of the Episcopal Fund, will secure the amount 
pledged by the Convention, for payment to the Bishop for the year 1876, 
together with the insurance and necessary repairs on the Episcopal residence, 
and that the same be payable one half on the first of January and one half 
on the first of July in said year. 



T. Stafford Drowne, 
D. V. M. Johnson, 
Chas. a. Townsend, 
Alex. V. Blake, 
C. R. Marvin, 
J NO. T. Walker, 

Committee, 



Brooklyn, May iStk, 1875. 



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26 Diocese of Long Island. 

On motion ; the Resolution recommended in the foregoing 
Report was adopted. 

THE TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE FUND FOR THE 

BISHOP'S SALARY. 

Mr, Alexander F- Blake, Treasurer^ in account zuith the 

Diocese of Lonjr Island' 

1874. Dr. 

May 16 Balance on hand from last account 81,200 12 

18 Received from St- Lukes', Brooklyn 36 00 

Mediator, ** 22 00 

Grace Church, Williamsburgh. . 2600 

All Saint's Church, Brooklyn... 7 50 
St. John's, '* ... 106 00 

19 " Trinity, East New York 7 50 

St. George's. Brooklyn 12 5c 

22 " Christ Church, Bay Ridge 37 5^ 

26 •* St. Paul's Brooklyn 180 

June 5 '* Christ Church, Williamsburgh .. . 175 o 

15 ** Our Saviour, Brooklyn, 18 c 

30 ** Holy Trinity, Greenport 5 ^ 

July I " St. John's, L- L City 9 * 

3 ** Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 71 

7 ** St. John's, Islip 5 

** Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 1 o 

8 ** Grace Church, Jamaica 36 

9 " Redeemer, Astoria z% 

10 " St. Paul's, Brooklyn \^ 

11 *' St. Mark's, Islip |2 

** St. Mary's, Brooklyn 36 

** St. Saviour, Maspeth 13 

1 3 *' Redeemer, Brooklyn 2$ 

Grace Church, S. Oyster Bay 8 

14 " St. Paul's, Flatbush 34 ^ 

20 ** St. Matthew's, Brooklyn 10 ^ 

" Emmanuel, " 50 ^ 

21 •* Christ Church, Manhassct \% c:> 

28 " St. Mark's, Williamsburgh 36 C^ 

Aug. 3 *' Calvary, " 18 C7< 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1874. 27 



5 ** Zion, Little Neck ... 

1 3 '' Caroline, Setaukct 

28 " Zion Church. Little Neck 

" Trinity, East New York 

31 " St. Paul's, Glen Cove 

5 ** St. James', Newtown 

8 •' St- George's, Flushing 

** Christ Church, Williamsburgh. . 

1 6 " St. Luke's, Brooklyn 

21 " Reformation, ** 

22 " St. James', Smithiown 

" St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma 

29 " Holy Trinity, Grcenport 

St. James*, Brooklyn 

St. Ann's, 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor 

2 " " " Oyster Bay 

6 " St. John's, Huntington 

9 ** All Saints', Brooklyn 

10 " St. Paul's, Patchogue 

St. Ann's, Sayville . 

19 '• Trinity, Rockaway 

Chapel, Rockaway 

30 " Interest on Funds on hand 

31 " Christ Church, West Islip 

6 " St. George's, Hempstead 

" Jno. D. Jones, Tr. of Epis. Fund 

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5 " St. George's, Astoria 

23 " St. John's, L. L City 

28 " St. Barnabas', Brooklyn 

29 '* Grace Church, Jamaica 

30 " St. Thomas', Ravenswood 






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5 " St. Mary's, Brooklyn 

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Jan. 8 Received from Grace Church, S. Oyster Bay. . . $8 50 

1 1 ** St. Luke's, Brooklyn 36 00 

12 " St. Paul's, " 18 00 

13 * Mediator, " 1 1 00 

14 " Emmanuel *' 56 00 

*' St^ Paul's, College Point 10 00 

15 ** St. Mark's, Williamsburgh 36 00 

18 '* Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights 142 00 
** Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 7 1 00 

2 1 ** Mediator, ** 1 1 00 

** Reformation, ** 25 50 

22 ** Christ Church, Bay Ridge 37 50 

*' Caroline, Setauket 3 50 

25 ** Resurrection, Richmond Hill.. 5 00 

** Calvary^ Williamsburgh 18 00 

'* St. George's, Astoria 36 00 

26 ** St. Barnabas', Brooklyn . 5 00 

** St. Matthews', " 1000 

** Christ Church, West Islip 10 00 

Sag Harbor 7 00 

27 ** Trinity, East New York 7 50 

28 ** St. Saviour, Maspeth 26 00 

Feb. I *' St. Paul's, Woodside 5 00 

3 ** St. George's, Hempstead , 24 60 

10 ** Trinity, Roslyn 15 00 

1 2 ** Messiah, Brooklyn 40 00 

** Our Saviour, " 18 00 

13 ** Christ Church, Manhasset 36 00 

15 ** Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 12 50 

19 ** St. James', Smithtown 6 00 

23 ** St. Paul's, Glen Cove 25 00 

March 3 ** St. James', Newtown 30 50 

9 *' Grace Church, Whitestone .... 1 5 00 

15 " St. James', Brooklyn 71 00 

16 " Christ Church, Williamsburgh.. 87 50 
22 *' All Saints', Brooklyn 7 50* 

April 6 '* St. John's, Huntington 10 50 

7 " Ascension, Greenpoint 2350 

9 " St. Ann's, Brooklyn 89 00 

*' Atonement, " 5 00 

10 ** Our Saviour, " 18 00 



Procecdinii^s of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 29 

May 4 Received from St. Gcorge*s, Flushing ♦ 106 00 

8 *• Jno. D- Jones, Treas- of Epis. Fund ijjoo 00 

1 3 " do do 1 20 65 

'' Chrisi Church, Oyster Bay 1750 

15 *' St. John's Church, Brooklyn ... . 103 00 



*7»7^9 *i 
1875. 

May 17 Balance brought down Cash on hand 3i*375 27 

1874. Cr. 

May 23 Paid Asses, on F.pis. Res. Gas Pipe '^S 45 

June I " Bishop Littlcjohn 500 00 

July I " '* '* !;oo 00 

Aug. I ** ** '' 50000 

Sept. 1 " " *' 500 00 

Oct. 1 " '* " 500 00 

Nov. 2 ** *' " 500 00 

Dec. I " *' *• 500 00 

31 " " *' 500 bo 

Bishop for expenses per resolution 125 00 



(( 



J 875. 

Feb. I Paid Bishop Littlcjohn 500 00 

March i *' " • " 500 00 

April I " '* ** 500 00 

May . " " " 500 00 

13 ** ac't of j. O. Adams, for repairs on Epis. res. 249 03 

15 ** Water Tax assessment 1872 39 3^ 

17 Cash on hand to new account. .- J>372 27 



*7,789 11 



SUMMARY OF RFCEIPTS 



Cash on hand May, 16, 1874 $1,200 12 

Received from J- D- Jones, Treas. Epis- Fund 3^420 65 

" Interest on Funds loaned 24 40 

** from 63 different Churches 3>>43 94 

•7*789 »1 



30 Diocese of l^ong Island, 

SUMMARY OP PAYMENTS. 

Paid Bishop's Salary (^6^000 00 

'* ** under resolution 1 25 00 

" for repairs on residence 249 03 

** assessments on residence 4281 

Cash on hand »>372 ^7 

$7,789 00 
Amount now owing by churches 209 00 

Examined, compared with vouchers, and found correct 

ChAS* A- TOWNSEND, 

Jno. W. Lawrence, 
Jno. J- Moore, 

CommttUe- 

Brooklyn, May 17, 1875. 

The Right Rev. the President appointed the following 
persons as the 

Committet on ti)e Salary of ti)t 9i6l)op. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D-D-, Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 
Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

Rev. William H. Moore, Mr. Charles A. Townsend, 

Mri John T. Walker. 

The Rev. Dr. Cox presented and read the following 

Heport 

ON THE INCORPORATION AND ADMISSION OF 

CHURCHES. 

The Committee on the Incorporation and Admission of Churches to 
whom were referred the application of St. Ann's Church, Islip, and Christ 
Church, Islip, for admission into union with the Convention, respectfully 
report that they have examined the papers and documents submitted to 
them in connection with such application, and find them to be correct 
and in conformity to the canon, and submit the following resolution : 



Proccetiiu^s of the Eighth Convent ton , 1875. 31 

Ri'sohfedy That the applications of St. Ann's Church, Islip, and 
Christ's Church, Islip, for admission into this Convention be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Samuel Cox, 
Henry A. Moore, 
John E. Lockwood, 

Committte. 
Brooklyn, May \%tli, 1S75. 

On motion the resolution appended to the report was 
\dopted, and the following churches were declared to be ad- 
mitted into union with the Convention : 

St. Ann's Church, Sayvillc, Christ Church, West Islip- 

The Rev. Mr. MaVxVard presented and read the 

Hrport 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on the Sunday Schools of the Diocese of Long Island, 
in making their Second Annual Report on the work of the past year, feel 
the grave responsibility that rests upon them, in their effort to utilize 
ihe information they have acquired, towards promoting, more generally, 
that unity of organization and identity of interest, indispensable, both for 
the education of the children of the Church, and the extension and 
growth of her influence as well. 

First, we would call attention to the subject of instruction. In the 
early days of the Diocese, we have heard lately, that a want of organiza- 
tion in Parochial matters, was a defect most patent : the gathering to- 
gether of the energies of all, has been a matter of no inconsiderable effort. 
We think the same can be said of Sunday-schools to-day, and one of 
the brightest hopes of the official efforts of this Committee, would be to 
have the same aim and the same system working all over the Island. It 
should be implicitly understood that no Sunday-school can be efficient, 
that does not require study and solid teaching; that any theological con- 
fectionary taking the place of plain, healthful and sound doctrine, can 
only re-act in that direction that will raise up objectors and demurrers to 
all Sunday-schools whatever. We should be sorry to find the opposers, 
those that consider Sunday-schools a failure, have increased facilities for 
supporting their arguments. It is then a melancholy delusion to hope that 
any good can result^ if careful instruction is not heeded. It must be the 



32 Diocese of Long Island. 

duty of those in authority to expel, unconditionally, flippant and frivolous 
teaching. Rooted and grounded in the faith, should be the motto. An 
ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure ; and when we see 
schism and disaflrction and disloyalty to the Church, it does not arise 
from malicious or evil disposed tendencies but rather from downright 
ignorance and want of information. The love of popularity, the danger 
of not getting large and overflowing schools, holding them not by the 
magnet of doctrine, duty and conscience, but by appeals to the despo- 
tisms of the senses, can never turn out workers for God's church, as relia- 
ble adherents to the discipline of her authority. How thoroughly Rome 
knows the importance of all this, how with the march of civilization and 
the torch of inquiry against her, she holds the allegiance of those bap- 
tized into her Communion. Sound doctrines then must be carefully 
taught^ and parents must feel, that their children have a lesson to prepare 
that requires intelligent and careful application. If they only attend 
school as a pastime, to enjoy the companionship of a kind and right 
meaning instructor, and that one hour a week is frittered away, the day 
will come, when a violent reaction will be called out by those who have 
patiently hoped to sec Sunday-schools more effective. 

Our second topic is that of the teacher. Those who work Sunday after 
Sunday in the school know what a God-send and a blessing a regular and 
faithful teacher is in helping the work, and they know, too, how dreary 
and prejudicial are the influences of an irregular and disinterested one. 
Now, by patient personal solicitation, it is possible to call in thoroughly 
zealous lay co-operators, and when convenient to weed out the worthless, 
but when you come to the questions of teachers meetings for preparation 
the good and the indifl^erent suffer equally in the trial. It has been the 
experience of the majority of clergymen, that to get persons to attend and 
to give up secular calls, that are often imperative, is sitnply impossible ; 
those who really should come, do not come, and those who are least re- 
quiring instruction will be most prompt in attendance. As we are then 
dealing with the practical resources at our disposal, it would seem that 
the most common-sense solution to this vexed question, of weekly prepa- 
ration for teachers, is first, to have the information arranged suited for each 
class, the character of the instruction selected by Rector or Superin- 
tendent, so that only obedience and fidelity are needed, and then 
to have reports with questions printed that teachers have to collect dur- 
ing the month. The questions, if wisely arranged, will not only give in- 
formation as to pupils and preparation, but also make the visitor a parish 
worker, in getting information of a valuable kind. By such a system you 
strengthen a weak teacher, and you are enabled to have perfect confi- 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 33 

ncc in the subject taught — while you meet the difficulties that scfular 
iploymcnt, intellectual capability or any infirmity thu would embarrass 
c work. Having listened to the arguments, and weighed the obstacles 
at the experienced have found impossible to overcome, we iccl such 
jystcm would confer the greatest satisfaction, in a matter where quite 
e reverse is too often felt. The following are the proposed cjuestions : 
). New Children (2). Children not baptized (3.) Ready lor 
nHrmation. (4.) New Episcopal family, number and name. (5.) Any 
angc suggested for class. (6.) How far advanced in Catechism. (7.) 
lildren absent. (8.) Amount of monthly collections. (9.) Any sick 
Tiily. (10.) Irregular pupils. (11.) Those capable of singing. (12.) 
hose capable of assisting in Church work. Such a report coming from 

the teachers is a fund of valuable and important information. 
Our third topic for attention is the subject of music: from the variety 

books that have recently been published for children, and from the 
knowledged fascination that this subject has over the youthful mind, we 
z\ no apology is necessary for its special mention. How best to get 
ildren to come to Church has been a very im[>ortant discussion, for at- 
nding School and forsaking Church, is rather the outgrowth of Secta- 
in teaching, than sound instruction in the faith. Now, if such an arrange- 
ent could be made that would enable the children to' sing in Church and 

join in the canticles, this would be a very influential inducement ; it 
ould add largely to the attractions already attributed to responsive 
jrship. To know the Vcnite, the Te Deuni, Jubilate, Bonnum est, 
:nedic, Cantate and Deus Misereatur otf by hc:irt when young, is but a 
ght effort of the memory, to get them into the way of chanting a very 
sy matter, requiring a little drill and once you have a number who can, 
cy soon teach others who cannot. The books that have recently been 
It forward, are costly and hardly calculated to encourage this object, 
iving different words. Why should not the Hymnal and Psalms of 
avid be as familiar to the children as to grown people? The Jewish 
lildren, we all know, sang them in their homes, in their shops, and at 
eir daily work, and why should not Christian children know them as 
:11. Is it possible to give them anything better ? Teach the young then 
sing their chants and hymns, and you have congregational singing, and 
you desire it, you can select those of a better voice, to make your choir 
necessary. The Rhythm once learned, the emphatic word once ac- 
lircd, will remain with them always. Far better than those qucstion- 
tle words that some of our Sunday school singing books would give them, 
'hilc it wouid be a move in the right direction to secure economy in choir 
iging, and enable money to be devoted to missionary purposes that is 
:3 



34 Diocese of Long Island, 

now kept back. The trial could be easily made and the result would be 
crowned with success; and then we would hear less of that neglecting the 
services of the Church, while the singing, would be in keeping with good 
old A')Ostolic times. 

Our fourth topic — Missionary zeal in children. We must \t^ that 
the habit of giving is one that must be early inculcated. If children arc 
brought up when young to understand that they should assist in spreading 
the Church of God, we would hear less of those artificial plans that work so 
feverishly and with spasmoiic action. Pulling the engine with a rope round 
it, is not as good as getting the steam inside. There must be a churchly 
conscience in this matter, there must be a feeling of duty, and by begin- 
ning yc'ing, our young people will grow up with a proper conception of 
the propriety of so doing. This would make them feel that the Church 
is Catholic, and that to help others as well as our own immediate work, 
is true Apostolic Christianity. We emphasise this strongly^ because the 
habit can be acquired, and once acquired will not be easily lost 

Our fifth topic, is the system to be pursued in the general management 
of the school. We would most urgently recommend as much simplicity 
as possible : too much machinery, apart from being cumbersome, takes time 
and needs those who might be more profitably engaged. It removes 
jealousies and heart-burnings in the distribution of offices, while it makes 
the oversight more easy ; perfect equality should exist as to teachers, for 
old and young pupils no difference. To teach little children is in reality 
more difficult than to instruct older ones ; while every effort should be 
used to prevent class distinctions that would interfere with children be- 
ing promoted. Holding children back because you are fond of them, is 
a great mistake and very injudicious affection ; the time is short, they 
may move away, and to teach them as much as possible should be the su- 
preme aim ; this is one of the delicate and difficult embarrassments that 
every superintendent has to contend against. But the general interest of 
the school and scholar and not a sectional bias, should be th^ prime aim 
of the teacher. 

The sixth topic — the necessity of providing intelligent reading fo^ 
the young. If they are taught the sound truths of each Sunday, light 
reading will be more welcome ; a monthly periodical that would supple* 
ment the Library. A publisher of the city is willing to give a certain 
number of pages of his magazine to children's reading, while other parts 
would be interesting as relating to our Diocese ; also appropriate articles 
provided by our Clergy and Laity. A certain number of subscribcn 
would secure copies at half price, while if it was deemed advisable and 



Proceedings of the Eighth Conventioriy 1875. 35 

sjrstematized questions were gotten up by a Committee for the purpose, 
it could be a compendious publication for instruction and edification. 

The seventh topic, would be addressed to parents, urging them to 
the necessity of impressing their children with the importance of applica- 
tion at home, and punctual attendance on Sunday. To warn them 
against the inducements of popular Sectarian Sunday-schools, where all 
kinds of bribes and blandishments are in vogue to cnveigle children to 
come to school, implying that Righteousness is "meat" and ''drink" and 
that '^gain " b ** Godliness." It is deplorable to see what claptrap is en- 
couraged^ what sensational ways are adopted, stimulants of all kinds. This, 
parents should feel, is a poor way to inspire sound Church life and a sense 
of duty. They should feel a higher sense of the responsibility and im- 
portance of Sunday-schools and induce their children to come clean, punc- 
tual and prepared. 

Our last topic is the Rector's relation to the Sunday-school, the only 
possible grounds for the admission of any such subject for debate, would be 
the neglect or absence of the head of the Parish. It has been said that some 
Rectors do not feel a proper sense of responsibility, but surely the Rector 
has no more right (apart from the Words of the Master) to neglect the 
lambs of the flock, than the father the care and supervision of his family. 
If in large cities, it is often a matter of unfeigned regret that more per- 
sonal intercourse is not possible with the people, for reasons that are sim- 
ply unavoidable, by being personally and habitually present, this drawback 
b greatly modified by personal contact with the children of the Parish. 
To gain any influence worth the name, it is of the last importance to have 
some influential channel of communication. Through chiliren there is a 
door always open, that, when wisely used, is most persuasive and powerful. 
You know the parents better, you lessen the distance that short acquain- 
tance produces ; while the clergyman encourages, by his presence, better 
discipline, better perparation, larger classes for the rite of confirmation-— 
while to say that the study is to shadow or supercede the care of the Sun- 
day-school, is to say that he is to neglect one duty, and that of the first 
importance, in order that he may discharge another more efiiciently. 
Every clergyman by proper system can know what all are learning, and, 
through the instrumentality of his Superintendent, can put in operation 
the plans and propositions he desires to see adopted. Apart from other 
considerations the influence of children in the Parish should never be for- 
gotten. 

In closing then our Report for this year, we would urge most respect- 
fully, that some classified system of instruction be adopted, as suggested 
in our last report and unanimously approved of by the Convention 1874. 



36 Diocese of Long Island. 

While in conclusion we desire to testify to the wisdom that has coDcurrcd 
and carried out the system of convocation, enabling all to meet and discuft 
leading topics of interest in the work and so gathering infonnationy elicit- 
ing interest, and enabling clergy and laity to join in informal debate and 
friendly discussion, that has emulated all interested in this work to weigh 
wisely the best remedy for existing defects, and to do, what is done to 
the honor and glory of Almighty God. 

Respectfully submitted^ 

Newland Maynard, Chairman^ 
Cornelius L. Twinc, 
S. D. C. Van BoKKELENy 
Briton Richardson, 

Committee. 

Brooklyn, May 18th, 1875. 

The Right Rev. the President appointed the following 
as the 

Standing Committte on Sunba^ 0cl)ool0. 

The Rev. Newland Maynard. The Rev. Thomas S. Pycott. 

Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen. Mr. Briton Richardson. 

Mr. C. L. TwiNG. 

The Rev. Mr. Cornwell presented and read the 

Mrport 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE DIOCESAN FUND. 

The Committee on the Diocesan Fund report as follows, viz.: 

Cash on hand May 16, 1874 $148.81 

Received from 59 Churches *»i*3-35 

$1,272.16 
Disbursements. 

Printing Journal, etc $650.50 

Assessment of General Convention 270.00 

Expenses of Convention, mileage, printing, pos- 
tage and clerk hire , 374«68 

1,29518 

Balance due Treasurer , $23.02 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention^ 1875. 37 

Amount broaght forward $23.62 

Of the $1,123.35 ^^^'^ fro*" ^^ 59 Churches 

Concributingy a part vttt for next year, viz. : 5^60 00 

The actual deficiency* b therefore $83 02 

In view of the fact that nearly all of the claims against .this Fund arise 
and must be paid early in the current Conventional year, your Com- 
mittee recommend that the Parishes be advised to pay their assessmeius 
for the coming year as early as may be possible. 

Henry B. Corn well, yir the Commit Ue. 
Brooklyn, May iSth, 1875. 

Mr. C. A. TowNSEND, from the Standing Committee on 
the Treasurer's Report, presented and read the 

Heport 

OF THE TREASURER OF THE CONVENTION. 



Mr. Alexander v. Blake, Treasurer, in account zuith Diocese of Long 

Island. 

1874. Dr. 

May 16 Balance from old account $148 8 1 

Miy 18 Cash from Church of Mediator, Brooklyn, 20 00 

All Saints' Church " 1500 

"' " St. John's " 30 00 

19 " Trinity, East New York 20 co 

*' " St. George's, Brooklyn, 20 00 

'• " Calvary, Williamsburgh, 10 00 

** '* St. Saviour's, Maspcth 1 2 00 

" ** Grace Church, Jamaica 20 00 

20 ** Christ Church, Williamsburgh 30 00 

St. Mark's, " 25 00 

" •* Trinity, Rockaway 750 

" " St. John's, Cold Spring 10 00 

28 ** Christ's Church, Bay Ridge, 20 00 

June 30 ** Holy Trinity, Greenport 17 00 

*There have been received from delinquent Parishes, since the above Report 
was written, Eighty (80) dollars, making the actual deficiency at the commence- 
menc of this Conventional year, but $3.02. 



38 Diocese of Long Island. 

July 3 Cash from Holy Trinity, Brooklyn Wo oo 

7 " Good Shepherd, *' 1S «> 

9 " Redeemer, Astoria ....•.' ^5 °° 

10 *• St. John's, L. I. City 5^0 

« " St. Paul's, Brooklyn 20 oo 

11 " St. Mark's, Islip »o 00 

" St. Mary's, Brooklyn 3° °^ 

13 " Redeemer, '* 3°°° 

" " Grace Church, So, Oyster Bay 7 ^ 

14 " Zion " Little Neck 2000 

St. Paul's, Flatbush IS ^ 

18 " Christ Church, Brooklyn 3^° 

21 " " Manhasset 1200 

23 " Messiah, Brooklyn 2500 

30 " St. Peter's, Brooklyn 4^ «^ 

Aug. 1 3 " Caroline, Setauket 75 

28 " Trinity, East New York 10 °^ 

31 " St. Paul's, Glen Cove »o 00 

Sept. 2 " Grace Chapel, Riverhead 20 00 

5 " St. James', Newtown »8 ^ 

8 " St. George's, Astoria 20 00 

14 " St. Matthews', Brooklyn • iS ^ 

16 " St. Luke's " 20^ 

21 " Reformation, " 2^00 

22 " St. James', Smithtown 10 00 

St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma 5 ^ 

29 " St. James', Brooklyn 4° ^ 

St. Ann's, '* 80 ^ 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor 9 ^ 

30 " Grace " Williamsburgh 20 00 

Oct. 2 " Christ " Oyster Bay ic> 00 

6 " St. John's '* Humingdon 12 ^ 

10 " St. Paul's, Patchogue 3 ^ 

St. Ann's, Say ville 4 ^ 

13 " Resurrection, Richmond Hill 6 5° 

30 " Our Saviour, Brooklyn 18 ^ 

3 1 " Christ Church, West Islip « o 00 

Dec. 5 '* St; George's, Astoria » 5 ^ 

28 « St. Barnabas', Brooklyn 10 ^ 

30 " St. Thomas', Ravcnswood 5 ^ 



if t€ 



Proceedings of the liightk Convention, 1875. 39 

75- 

1. 2 Cash from Grace Church, Whitcstonc *?i8 00 

1 3 '* Mediator, Brooklyn 20 00 

b. 10 " Trinity, Roslyn 20 00 

»ril 7 " Ascension, Grcenpoint 1 5 00 

26 " Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights / W do 00 

ay 13 " St. Saviour's, Maspeth \ "^ 12 00 

Balance due Treasurer to new account 11 02 

§1.295 »^ 

ay 1 7 Received from St. John's, Brooklyn 30 00 

" St. George's, ** 20 00 

74. (V. 

ay 18. Paid Secretary of Convention for ^undry di>burse- 

nicnts for Postage, cic 29 73 

" for Seal and Press 7 00 

20 ** mileage to Clergymen 2 00 

•) * ^ 

" ** " . <' 4 OD 

" ** « 7 30 

*' '* " 4 00 

*' " " " 10 00 

'* " Brooklyn Daily Argus for Priming 9 75 

21 '* Expenses of Convention at Holy Trinity ..... 50 00 

" mileage to Clergymen 4 00 

" for 1 ,000 postal cards 1 o co 

22 *' C. F. Bloom's bill for Printing 275 

nc 5 ** Bill of A. Thompson for collation 71 00 

30 mileage to Clergymen .... 9 r o 

ug. I •* Church Charity Foundation for Printing 7 25 

ct. 1 ** Kennard, Hay & Co., on acc't bilU for Journal. 450 50 

" '* assessment of General Convention 270 00 

Dv. 2 " Kennard, Hay & Co., balance of account 200 00 

ec. 14 " C. F. Bloom, bill of Printing 2 00 

" " Church Char. Found, bill of Printing 6 50 

23 for postage stamps 5 00 

175- 

n. 30 Paid Insurance on Church at Brentwood 20 40 

!b. 2 " C. F. Bloom's bill for Printing 8 00 

ay 8 " for Clerk hire by resolution of Convention. ... 100 00 

$1,295 18 






40 Diocese of Long Island. 

Mav 17 Balance brought down due Treasurer tii 02 1''^ 

Summary ok Receipts. 

Cash' on hand. May 16, 1874 $148 81 

Received from 59 Churches 1,135 35 

Balance due Treasurer 11 oa 

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

Summary of Payments. 

Paid mileage ; . . . $45 3® 

** Expenses of Convention, 1874 121 ^^ 

" Assessment of General Conveniion 270 ^^ 

" for printing Journal, &c 650 ^> 

** for other printing, stationery, and postage 87 ^ 

** for clerk hire loo ^^^^ 

" for insurance 20 ^ ^ 

Amount now owing to Diocesan Fund for 1874. 

St. Stephen's Church, Brooklyn '. . . 15 

St. Mark's *' *' 18 

St. George's " Hempstead 20 

St. John's " East Islip 5 

*58 o^ ^^^° 
Examined, compared with vouchers, and found correct. 

Chas. a. Townsend, 
J NO. W. Lawrence, 
Jno. J. Moore. 

Committit. 

The Rev. Dr. Schenck presented and read the followinj 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND IN- 

FIRM CLERGYMEN. 

The Trustees beg leave to report that the statistics for the Fund foi 
Relief of Aged and Infirm Clergymen the past conventional year, to thi-' 
dace are as follows : 

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Proceedings of the Eighth Convention^ 1875. 41 

Cash on hand May 16th, 1874 9^,686 09 

Received Interest on Investments ^54^ ^9 

Received from 55 Churches 2^168 5 1 



♦8,401 49 



[nvested on Bond and Mortgage ^7,000 00 

Paid upon order of Bishop 900 00 

Paid for printing 5 00 

Cash on hand this day. 496 49 

$8^401 49 



Churches that have not yet sent in their contributions: 

St. Ann's, Emmanuel^ Grace Church Chapel^ St. Stephen's^ Brooklyn ; 

3t. Thomas', Ravenswood ; St. John's, Islip ; St. Paul's, Patchogue ; 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor ; St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma ; St. Ann's, Say- 

ville ; Caroline, Seuuket. 

Most of these churches we hope to hear from before closing the 

account for the current year. The capital of the Fund, at the time o 

making up this report, is as follows : 

On Bond and Mortgage $26,500 00 

Cash on hand 496 49 



$26,996 49 

The annual circular sent to the Clergy of the Diocese previous to the 
last Thanksgiving Day collection was as follows : 

" We come to you with our Thanksgiving appeal for those who are 
nearest and ought to be dearest in the bonds of helpful charity, viz.: 
your aged brother officers in the Regimental Roster of the Church Mili- 
tant. We propose permanent provision for those whose weapons of war- 
fare are blunted by long use and whose regulation uniform has become 
threadbare by continued service. 

" Most civil governments provide pensions for those who wear them- 
selves out in the defense of the State. Shall the Church of Christ do less 
lor those who give their life-long energies to the service of the souls of 
their Brethren ; and so to the honor of Him who is the Creator and 
Redeemer of us all ? May God prompt us to be grateful and help- 
fuly to the end that our old Captains may be sustained in the dignity 
of their Holy Office, when age and infirmity press hardly upon them. 
Thui shall we glorify Christy as well by the beautiful holiness of Hit 



42 Diocese of Long Island. 

aged saints^ as through the preaching of those who are laboring uiider the 
heat and burden of the day. 

" The undersigned Trustees challenge the noble Christian charity of the 
Clergy and Laity of this greatly favored Diocese. May we not hope that 
you will open your hearts and purses on the day of Annual Thanksgiving 
to the cogent appeal which now goes forth from those who are wearing 
out or who are worn out in the great campaign of the Church Militant 
for the rescue of the souls of the race. Let the sum of your contribu- 
tions be the measure. Brethren, of your appreciation of the services of our 
Gospel Veterans." 

The Trustees are happy to present to the convention the prosperous 
condition of this Fund. Its steady growth is a matter of interest to cler- 
gy and laity alike. It has already proved the source of great bles- 
sing to some of our aged brethren, and pledges for the future the church's 
kindly care to all who may fall within reach of its graceful benefactions. 

A. N. LiTTLEJOHN, 

Noah Hunt Schenck, 
John A. King, 
N. Denison Morgan, 
Alexander V. Blake. 

Trustees, 
New York, May iStk, 1875. 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND 

INFIRM CLERGYMEN. 

Mr, Alexander V, Blake, Treasurer, in account with the 

Diocese of Long Is laud. 

1874. Dr. 

May 16 Balance from previous account Cash on hand. . . $4,686 09 

i8 Received from St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn 220 74 

" St. George's, " 20 1 o 

July 13 " Int. on Bond and Mortgage $3,000 105 00 

24 " " " " 7,500 262 50 

Aug. 24 " St. James' Church, Newtown 33 18 

Sept. 30 " Int. on Bond and Mortgage $5,000 175 00 

Oct. 14 '• " " « 4,000 140 00 

30 " " on Funds loaned 24 39 

Nov. 27 " Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights.. 157 3^ 



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Proceedings of the Eighth Convention^ 1875. 43 

Nov. 27. Received from Holy Trinity, Green port ^175 

St. George's, Brooklyn 1252 

Christ Church, and Church of 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 118 13 

'* Resurrection, Richmond Hill.... 6 20 

** Redeemer. Astoria 33 25 

30 *' St. John's, Cold Spring 15 00 

** St. Matthews', Brooklyn > 3 00 

Dec. 1 " Holy Trinity-, Brooklyn 287 90 

Int. on Bond and Mortgage #4,500 157 50 

Resurrection, Richmond Hill 75 

Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 26 50 

Ascension, Greenpoint 'o 73 

St. Mary's, Brooklyn 5^ 3^ 

Trinity, Rockaway * 7 40 

j{ " St. Paul's, Brooklyn 41 22 

5 " St. Luke's, " 43 25 

" St. Barnabas', " 1630 

" St. Paul's, Glen Cove 3045 

St. James', Smithtown 1 5 70 

St. Saviour's, Maspeth 67 00 

8 " Trinity, Roslyn 1650 

*• St. George's, Hempstead 18 50 

9 ^' '/ion Church, Little Neck ^3 75 

" St. Mary's, Shelter Island 3 00 

10 . '•' All Srtint's, Brooklyn 20 10 

Christ Church, West Islip 1 1 28 

»i ** St. Cieorge's, Flushing 100 00 

Mission, Queens.... 3 49 

St. Paul's, College Point »4 S9 

14 " Trinity, East New York 5 00 

16 ** Christ Church, Bay Ridge 15 00 

** St. John's, Long Island City 7 32 

17 ' Ciood Shepherd, Brooklyn, (add'l) 1 00 
** Reformation, " 85 01 

21 " Grace Church, Williamsburgh. . . 10 35 

" Redeemer, Brooklyn... 66 30 

24 " St. Paul's, Flatbush 19 57 

28 ** Christ Church, Williamsburgh... 49 62 

30 " Grace Church, Jamaica... 38 00 









44 Diocese of Long Island, 

1875, 

January 2 Received from Zion Church, Little Neck (add'l). (2 00 

5 *' St. Peter's, Brooklyn 5*9* 

6 *' Int. for 6 months on Bond and 

Mortgage, $3,000 105 00 

1 1 *' Atonement, Gowanus 5 66 

" Grace Church, Whitestone 15 00 

I 5 " St. Mark's, Williamsburgh 1 8 68 

18 " Christ Church, Oyster Bay 14 00 

5 ** Mediator, Brooklyn 2045 

25 ** Calvary, Williamsburgh 10 00 

" St. George's, Astoria 147 62 

26 " St. Mark's, Brooklyn 2 1 50 

Fcb'y 1 '' Int. on Bond and Mortgage, for 

^li^^^^i 6 months 262 50 

6 " St. John's^ Brooklyn ,, ,, 1 2 50 

March 2 " St. Paul's, Williamsburgh 15 00 

I I " St. Mark's, Islip 1 5 00 

24 '' Int. on Bond and Mortgage, for 

15,000,6 months 175 00 

April 1 5 '' Christ Church, Manhasset > 3 ^ 

" Int. on Bond and Mortgage, for 

$4,000, 6 months 140 00 

6 " St. John's, Huntington 1 2 50 



$8,401 49 



1875. 

May 17 Balance brought down, cash on hand 496 49 



1874. Cr. 

June 2 Loaned to Mr. J. Best on Bond and Mortgage 

on House and Lot, 243 Schermerhorn St., B'klyn $4,500 00 

July 1 Paid upon order of Bishop 75 00 

do do 75 00 

do do 7 S 00 

Oct. 1 do do 75 00 

do do 75 00 

do do 75 00 

Nov. 27 Paid bill of printing and postages 5 00 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convent ion^ 1875. 45 

1875. 

Jinuary 4 Paid upon order of Bishop 75 00 

do do 7S ^^ 

do do 75 ^o 

April 1 do do 75 00 

do do 75 00 

do do 75 00 

May 6 Loaned to John Kelly on Bond and Mortgage on 

House and Lor, No. 48 Second street, B'klyn 2,500 00 

17 Balance on hand to new account 496 49 

((8,401 49 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS- 

Cash on hand May 16, 1874 4,686 09 

Received Interest on investments i«546 89 

Received contributions from 55 churches 2,168 51 

♦8,401 49 

SUMMARY OF PAYMENTS. 

Invested on Bond and Mortgage $7,000 00 

Paid upon order of Bishop 900 00 

Paid for printing and postage 5 00 

Cash on hand this day 496 49 

♦8,401 49 

PRESENT CAPITAL OF FUND. 

Invested on Bond and Mortgage $26,500 00 

Cash on hand 496 49 

$26,996 49 
Increase the past year 2,8 10 40 

Examined, compared with vouchers and found correct. 

Chas. a. Townsend, 
Jno. W, Lawrence, 
Jno. J. Moore. 

Committee* 
Brooklyn, Afoy 17, 1875. 



46 Diocese of Long Island, 

The Right Rev. the President invited the Clerical and 
Lay Deleijates to meet him at the Episcopal residence, this 
evening, inimediatcly after adjournment. 

Oil motion of the Hon. J. VV. Gilbert, the Convention 
took a recess until eight o'clock this evening ; and ordered 
an adjournment after the evening session until half-past nine 
o'clock to-morrow morning. 

Tuesday Evening, May 18///, 8 o* clock. 

The Convention re-assembled. 

The Right Rev. the Bishop continued the delivery of his 
Triennial charge. 

The Rev. Mr. Cook said appropriate Collects ; the 
Bishop pronounced the Benediction ; and the Convention 
stood adjourned to the usual hour to-morrow morning. 



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Cfjc S^econli Ha^). 



WEDNESDAY; May \c)thy 9 1-2 o'clock, /LM. 
The Convention met pursuant to adjournment. 

Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. Mr. Moore, the 
Rev. Mr. Mowbray and the Rev. Mr. Barrow reading the 
Lessons. The Rev. Mr. Adamson said the Creed, Litany 
and Prayers. 

The Right Rev. the President took the Chair, and called 
the Convention to order. 

The Minutes of the proceedings of yesterday were read 
and approved. 

The names of the Clergy and of the Lay Delegates not pres- 
ent yesterday were called, and several persons answered to 
their names and took their seats. 

Mr. Pierrepont presented and read the 

Eeport 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE ESTATE BELONGING TO THE 

DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND. 

The Trustees have received during the past year one deed in addition 
to the eight conveyances of property heretofore received, and reported. 

This conveyance is No, 9 and is a deed, from Albon P. Mann and son, 
of six lots in the village of Richmond Hill, in Queens County, in trust for 
the Church of the Resurrection. 

Thf Deed No. 3, received by the Trustees in 1872, from Charles 
Douglass and wife, of land and buildings in trust for the congregation 
worshiping at St. Barnabas Chapel, at Sayville, Town of Islip, Suffolk Coun 
ty, has been conveyed, by the Trustees, to the Rector, Church Wardens, 
and Vestrymen of St. Ann's Church, Sayville, a corporation representing 



48 Diocese of Long Island. ' 

a congregation now occupying and worshiping in the church-building 
formerly St. Barnabas' Chapel. 

The standing Committee of the Diocese, who are the Trustees of the 
estate of the Diocese, now hold seven deeds, two of which arc for church 
sites, and four of church sites and buildings. 

In behalf of the Trustees, 

Henry E. Pierrepont. 

Treasurer, 
Brooklyn, May iStk, 1875. 

The Rev. Dr. Snively presented and read the 

Hppott 

OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE. 

In presenting their annual report to the convention of the Diocese, the 
Missionary Committee refer with gratitude to the results which have been 
accomplished, and only regret that the means placed at their disposal 
have not been such as to warrant the record of larger returns. Notwith- 
standing the adverse influence of the financial condition of the country, 
and the extreme severity of the winter, the work of our missions has been 
maintained ; the services have been regularly held at the various stations; 
and the congregations have steadily increased in number and interest. 

This is but saying that the fidelity and zeal of our missionaries have 
been crowned by the evident blessing of God. 

It is impossible, within the limits of a brief report to present any idea 
of the details of our missionary work at home. Merc stati^tics of results, 
in this department afford but little idea of the solicitude and care which it 
has cost to achieve them ; and the trials and discouragements of the mis- 
sionaries themselves, are scarcely hinted at in their reports of their work. 

It is not our business to contemplate the obstacles which lie in the path- 
way of the Church's progress ; nor to be either elated by our success or de- 
pressed by our fiiilures ; but rather as faithful stewards of his mysfjrics, 
to obey the simple law of Christian working as embodied in the great com- 
mission itself; and inspired by the love of Christ and an earnest solicitude 
for the souls he came to redeem, to make our constant endeavor to ex- 
tend the blessings of the gospel and the privileges of the church '*to the 
regions beyond." 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 49 

The specific report of our work naturally begins with its one complete- 
\y organized missionary efTort, — 

The Associate Mission in Suffolk County, of which the Rev. Thomas 
Cook is the head, and the Rev. J. H. Prescott and the Rev. J. N. W. Ir- 
vine (deacon) are the Assistant Clergy. 

AtRiverhead the work of the mission has been somewhat impeded, not 
only by the prevalent indifference of the community to the ordinances of 
the Gospely but also by the financial distress of the country, which has 
caused the closing of a large manufactory here, many of whose operatives 
are parishioners of the mission ; and also by a local epidemic which for 
a time, seriously interfered with the attendance of the children upon the 
Sunday -school. 

Notwithstanding these discouragements, however, the work has gone 
steadily on, and the efficient head of the mission has succeeded in erecting 
a building for use as a Parish school which combines two features worthy 
of mention in this report : First, it is movable in its character and second, 
its cost is less than $500 ; and it illustrates how much can be accomplished, 
even by limited means, when their expenditure is guided by a careful wis- 
dom and prudent forethought. 

At Yaphank and Brookhaven the work of the church has continued un. 
dcr the care of Rev. J. N. W. Irvine, whose dtaconate has already fulfill- 
ed the promise of his labor as a lay reader. 

At both points, services have been held on all Sundays and Holy days, 
and the Holy Communion has been regularly celebrated at the visitation 
of the Head of the mission. 

Both of these churches are reported as ''giving evidence of churchly 
growth under the untiring efforts of the devoted minister in charge." 

At Port Jefferson, services have been held in a hall, and the erection of 
a chapel building seems to be almost indispensable to the success of the 
church's work at this point. 

At Bethphage and Sweet Hollow, frequent services have been held in 
private houses and much interest has been manifested. On one occasion 
1 3 children were baptized. 

At the points of the Associate Mission, thus far named the statistics 
are as follows : Sermons and Lectures, 155 ; Baptisms, Infants, 32, Adults, 
1$ — 47. Funerals, 1^ ; Marriages, 2 ; Confirmations, 20. 

At St. Paul's Patchogue, under the special care of the Rev. J. H. Pres- 
cott, the services are rather parochial than missionary in their character, 
and have been maintained with a regularity and a success that is everyway 
gratifying. The growth of the church has been steady and the prospect 
of its increase is cheering. 
8 



50 Diocese of Long Island. 

In this church there have been services, 42 ; marriages, 3 ; burials, 1 ; 
confirmations, 1. 

At Ann's, Sayville, under the same pastoral care there have been ser- 
vices, 97 ; baptisms, 4 ; marriages, 1 ; burials, 5 ; confirmations, 6 ; and 
the contributions have amounted to |(1200 — an increase of $400 over last 
year. 

The total results of four years, as reported by the Head of the Asso- 
ciate Mission are the erection of three churches which are nearly free 
from debt ; the proper donation of two others, with the prospect of 
the erection of still another at no distant day. 

These represent a total value of |(22,ooo, a result sufficiently gratify- 
ing even in its financial aspect ; but vastly more so, as only incidental to 
the more lasting spiritual results which we may well believe under God's 
blessing have been already accomplished, and the still greater results in 
the future of which they are to be the instrumentality. 

Holy Trinity Church, Greenport and Shelter Island, Rev. Jno. W. 
Buckmaster. Sunday services, 64 ; other days, 8 ; baptism, 1 ; confirm- 
ations, 2 ; communicants, 30. 

A notable fact in the work here has been that ^500 of the debt has 
been paid by voluntiry countributions without resort to the doubtful and 
unchurchly methods of festivals or fairs. 

The Sunday-school has 4 teachers and 28 scholars. The church prop- 
erty is worth ^3,000, and no pews are rented. The offerings during the 
year for charitable and Diocesan objects have amounted to $418. 

On Shelter Island, 37 Sunday services have been held; there are 16 
communicants, and i has been confirmed. 

When inclement weather has rendered it impossible for the clergyman 
to be present, services have been held by Dr. Nicoll, acting as Lay 
Reader. 

In the past four years, the missionary committee have appropriated 
$1,300 to this point, and we have there now a church property worth 
♦5,000 free from debt. 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor, Rev. Wm. Mowbray. In three years the 
communicants -^i this point have increased from 63 to 107. The attend- 
ance upon the services of the church is large and uniform. The church- 
ly and thorough character of the Sunday-school instruction may be inferred 
from the fact that at a competitive examination upon the catechism at 
Christmas, ^\t of the children repeated the entire church catechism with- 
out missing a single word. 

At Noyack Mission, four miles from Sag Harbor, services have also been 
held. The missionary will be assisted hereafter at this point by a Lay 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. * 51 

Reader. Total number of services, Sundays, i 26 ; other days, 113; 
Holy Communion, monthly, and Christmas and Easter. Baptisms, 6 ; 
Confirmed, ii; Marriages, 2 ; Burials 10. 

St. Thomas' Mission, Cooper Av. Brooklyn, E. D., Cornelius L. Twing, 
Lay Reader. This work was undertaken by the present incumbent in 
Oct., 1874, since which time regular Sunday services have been held ; ser- 
vices on Friday evenings during Lent, and everv evening during Holy 
Week. 

There is a valuable property here which will be needed more and more 
n the future. The debt upon it amounts to ¥4,550, of which ^500 will 
be paid during the coming year. A parsonage will also be erected with- 
out expense to the mission, and with the privilege of its purchase, at the 
actual cost, whenever the mission maybe able to do so. Number of fami- 
lies 12; individuals, 65; baptisnrs, 2; confirmed, 5; communicants, 
14 ; Sunday-school teachers, 10 ; scholars, 42. The Holy Communion 
has been celebrated monthly, and at Christmas and Easter. Contributions 
for the year, $545.72. 

Church of St. John, Parkville, Rev. R. H. L. Tighe. The present 
missionary has been in charge since January 1. At that time but 8 per- 
sons attended the service; the number of regular attendants now is 30, in 
addition to a Sunday-school of 18 ; a very gratifying increase in the short 
space of three months. 

St. Timothy's, Brownsville, Mr. Wm. H. Tomlins, Lay Reader. Fam- 
ilies, 20 ; individuals, 50 ; baptisms, 3 ; communicants, 20 ; S. S. teach- 
ers, 5; scholars, 30. Divine service has been held here twice every 
Sunday, an 1 on Friday evenings; and the Holy Communion has been 
celebrated with as much frequency and regularity as was possible under 
the circumstances. The contributions have amounted to $109.98, of 
which $75.00 have been devoted to the stipend of the missionary. 

The field here is a difficult one, and the Sunday-school is the chief in- 
strumentality for building up the church. Greater efficiency will natur- 
ally follow and large results may be expected, when the missionary re- 
ceives Holy Orders, which he expects to do at no dist^int day. 

This brief review of our Diocesan missionary work clearly establishes 
the fiicty that our mission stations are doing their utmost to help them- 
selves ;* and our aid comes in — not to encourage ecclesiastical pauperism — 
but to supplement and complete their own earnest efforts. 

To many appeals, equally strong, the committee have been compel- 
led to turn a deaf ear, simply because it was not in their power to re- 
spond. There are vast mission fields in our city ; and there arc as genuine 
missionary fields on this island, as any between the Mississippi and the 



52 Diocese of Long Island, 

Rocky Mountains. And to meet this many-voiced demand in our young 
and vigorous Diocese, there has been contributed during the past yetr, 
less than $5,000. 

Many parishes have made no offering at all ; and from others, tV^ 
amount has been discreditably small. 

The Missionary Committee of the Diocese gladly recognize the fi^^ 
that four times as much, is spent in the support of Parochial missions, i -^ \ 
contributed to the support of our Diocesan work. They would not 
minish these generous gifts by a single dollar ; and yet they cannot ^^""^ 
remember that the two parishes which together contribute more tl 
half the Missionary fund of this Diocese, have themselves expensive ]^^ ^ 
rochial missions to support. The only limit to our Diocesan work, is xr^^ ^ 
limit of the means placed at our disposal, and the committee venture 
urge most earnestly that in the coming year every Rector of a parish 
this Diocese shall bring this department of the church's work before 
people for their specific offerings and gifts. 

Diocesan Missions have no distance to lend enchantment to their su^ \ 
port; but the very fact of their nearness to us — within the bounds of 01 
own Diocesan jurisdiction — should make their appeal but the more 
phatic and audible ; and that appeal should be heeded by every parish"^; 
and by every parishioner in this Diocese. 

The support of our Diocesan Missions is undoubtedly the missionary 
duty that lies nearest to us and which should be our first care. Their 
support ought in no sense to be the result of mere impulse — the spasmodic 
effort that springs from a stirring appeal. They should have a perma- 
nent and a prominent place in the hearts of the people of this church, and 
their claim should be recognized as one which we cannot innocently ne- 
glect. 

The committee therefore propose the following resolution : 

Rasolved, That this convention heartily recognizes the claims of our 
Diocesan Missions upon the liberality of all our parishes: and commends 
it to their increased gifts ; and that those parishes which have made no 
contribution during the past year be earnestly requested to make an of- 
fering for this purpose*during the coming year. 

In behalf of the Committee, 

William A. SwivtLY. 

Brooklyn, May \%th, 1875. 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convent ion^ 1875. 53 

Heport 

OF THE MISSION WORK AT THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

HOSPITAL. 

I have visited this building as usual during the year, except when the 
traveling was so bad this winter that I could not get there. 

The Holy Communion has been administered 7 times to 24 sick per- 
sons; 35 infants and one adult have been baptized. Tne Bishop has 
not made his Visitation yet, but is expected to do so on Trinity Sunday. 

ALMSHOUSE AND ASYLUM. 

Many improvements have been made during the paFt year, which will 
make the old people more comfortable. 

The ladies who visit here on the State Charity Aid Association, have 
been a blessing to the poor in temporal things. Very few of the old 
members of the Church are remaining, they have passed away to their 
rest. The Asylum is also much improved. 

PENITENTIARY. 

I have taken much interest in visiting this institution, and noticed a 
marked improvement in many respects, especially in one which I men- 
tioned last year. The prisoners now get a small compensation for their 
labor which makes them feel happier to know that when their time is up, 
they can at least pay their board for a short time till they find employment 
here, or leave the city to seek it elsewhere. 

I have been particularly interested in many of the prisoners, some of 
whom have left and I hope are doing well ; others are counting the days 
when they will again be free men and women, and some will have cause 
to thank God that they were arrested in their downward course before it 
was too late. I have distributed many books, tracts and Church papers 
among them, which they receive gladly. The building is very clean and 
well-ordered. 

CITY INSTITUTIONS. 

I visit the Naval Hospital, City Hospital, Marine Barracks, and Ray- 
mond St. Jail as formerly and distribute tracts, papers, and books. 

The Church Service was discontinued at the Marine Barracks at Christ- 
mas, with the full approval of the Bishop j and a Mission Sunday-school, 
chapel and free reading room opened on the first Sunday in Jan. on 
Flushing Ave. It is called St. Luke's Mission and is under the care of St. 
Luke's Church ; its kind Rector taking a great interest in it. This Mis- 



54 Diocese of Long Island. 

sion is not designed to interfere with any other^ but simply to gather in | Mf^ 
those not attending any place of worship, and to meet the wants of the poor 
in its immediate neighborhood. On the opening night of the reading room, 
although few were expected, the place was filled in half an hour. I counted 
40 young men and half grown hoys, and there his been a steady increase, 
so that the room we had was too small, and we have just moved into » 
larger one between Hall and Ryerson Sts., on Flushing Ave 

A Missionary is needed to hold a Morning Service here, and help gcn* 
erally in the different Institutions. Tnc work has been steadily increas- 
ing, and it is almost impossible for it to continue to do so without dericr*^ 

aid. 

Very respectfully, your Missionary, 

Eliza J. Coakley, 

DeaconiT — ^^' 

To the Missionary Committee of the Diocese of L. I. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, the Resolution ^^^^' 
fered by the Committee in their Report, was, after wai ^^ 
commendation from the Bishop and several members of tl^^ ^^ 
Convention, unanimously adopted. 

Mr. Van Bokkelen read the 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEL ■^^• 

Edward Todd, Treasurer, in account with the Missionary Commi/ir^^^^^* 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1874- Cr. 

May 19 To Cash on hand ' $95 7 c^P^ ^ 

" Collection at Convention, 1874 47 <^^^^°^ 

1^75 25 7 

** Joseph Hewlett, Special 1 874 20 o- 

>o75 20 c- — -^ 

•' Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 5^6 7 — ^ 

" St. James*, Newtown, June, 1874. ^^ 

May. .87s 595 

*' St. Saviour, Maspeth ., , 122 

** (jrace, Whitestone ^2 

** Christ, West Islip 25 6^^ 

'* Our Saviour, Brooklyn ic oO 

*• Christ, So. Oyster Bay lOo 00 





Proceedings of the Eighth Cowvention^ '875. 55 



ly 19 To St. Peter's Brooklyn, Special, Green port I25 00 

" " " " All Saint's 35 00 

«« « «« *' 28 83 

*.* ** Sunday School 30 7^ 

" St. Mark's, Islip 3288 

Central Islip 792 

** Christ, Brentwood 593 

** St. Mary's, Shelter Island 1301 

** Holy Trinity, Greenport 12 75 

*' St. Luke's, Bridge Hampton 23 65 

'* Christ, Sag Harbor 4 40 

'* St. George's, Hempstead 24 00 

** St. James', Smithtown 15 65 

*' St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma 3 72 

** St. Thomas', Cooper Ave., Brooklyn 10 20 

" St. Barnabas', Brooklyn, Sunday School 816 

" Trinity, Rockaway 1627 

Loan from Brooklyn Bank, Note l9ov. 28, 1874, 

5 mos. date $2,000 00 

Less interest 58 69 1,941.31 

To St. John's, Cold Spring Harbor, Sunday School 4 00 

** Grace, Brooklyn Heights ^fiM 01 

'' Resurrection, Richmond Hill 922 

" Grace, Jamaica 3^ 50 

'* St. Matthew's, Brooklyn 27 00 

" Zion, Little Neck 135 77 

" St. Mary's, Brooklyn 85 96 

*' Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 26 74 

" St. John's, Long Island City J^c^ 

** Calvary, Brooklyn, E. D *4 7° 

" Grace, „ 1 2 44 

*' Redeemer, Brooklyn 50 00 

" Missionary Committee of the Diocese of N.y. 35 co 

" Christ, Brooklyn, E. D 80 19 

« St. Mark's, " E. D 25 74 

" St. John's, " 11 50 

" St. George's, Brooklyn 1 1 43 

** St. Luke's, Brooklyn 12 75 

•' Redeemer, Astoria 41 00 

" Ascension, Greenpoint 9 17 

'* St. George's, Astoria 122 09 



$6 Diocese of Long Island. 

May 19 To St. Stephen's, Brooklyn %\ ]S 

St. James', Brooklyn Hi 3* 

Messiah, '* ^6 18 

Emmanuel, " 22 34 

Mediator, *' 10 00 

St. Paul's, ** 41 56 

St. Paul's, Flatbush 26 9* 

St. George's, Flushing 64 ^ S 

St. John's, Huntingdon 1 r o< 

Christ, Manhasset 17 ^ 

Trinity, East New York g ^ 

St. Mark's, Brooklyn 10 ^ 



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7,121 

May 1 9, Balance on hand ^382 99 

Edward Todd, Treasury in account with the Missionary Commi 

of the Diocese of Long Island. 

1874 Dr. 

By Rev. J. W. Buckmaster, stipend from April i, 1874,10 
April 1, 1875, services at Greenport and Sheker 

Island $400 

** Rev. Wm. Mowbray, services at Sag Harbor, for the 

year 300 00 

Rev. Thomas Cook, in charge of the Associate Mission, 

Suffolk County, for the year 2,000 00 

Rev. J. N- W. Irvine, Assistant to Rev- Thomas Cook 260 co 
Rev. j. H. Prescott, " *' " 200 00 

Rev. J. C. Hewlett, services at Oakdale, to July 1, 

1874 5000 

Newland Maynard, St. Paul's, Brooklyn, E. D., from 

April 1, 1874, to April i, 1875 400 00 

" Geo. H- Chadwell, Lay Reader, St. Thomas', Cooper 

Ave., from April 1, to Oct. 1, 1874 100 00 

" Cornelius L. Twing, Lay Reader, St. Thomas', Cooper 

Ave., from Oct. 1, 1874, to April i, 1875 ico 00 

" Sister Eliza J. Coakley, in charge of Public Institutions, 
Flatbush City Hospital, Jail etc., from May i, 
1874, to April 1, 1875 458 34 



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Proceedings of the Eighth Convention^ 1875. 57 

^^ W. H. Tomlins, Lay Reader, St^ Timothy's, Browns- 
ville, from April 1, 1874, to April 1, 1875 $125 00 

*' Rev. R. Ritchie, St. John's, Parkville 50 00 

" Rev. W. W. Ayer, " " 0000 

'' Rev. R. H. L, Tighe, *' *' . .•. 3125 

** Cash paid Sister Eliza, balance of special burial fund, 

from Grace Church, Brooklyn 1 2 00 

** Cash psud Rev. Thos. Cook, special for Church at 

Brookhaven, from Grace Church, Brooklyn 50 00 

*' Cash paid Rev. J. W. Buckmaster, special for Holy 
Trinity, Greenport, from St. Peter's Church, 

Brooklyn 25 00 

* * Cash paid All Saint's Church, special from St. Peter's 

Church, Brooklyn 35 c^ 

** Rev, C. H, Babcock, St. George's Church, from April 

1, 1874, to May 1, 1874, I month 41 66 

*^ Paid Loan to Brooklyn Bank, April 30, 1875. 2,000 00 

Balance on hand. May 19, 1875 382 99 

$7,121 24 

^ Indited and found correct. 

Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen, 

for CommitUt. 

The Rev. T. W. Haskins, offered the following resolu- 
tion: 

Resolvedy That the Missionary Committee of the Diocese be requester), 
Fvrst^ to ascertain the condition and needs of the entire city of Brooklyn 
in reference to the Ministrations of the Church : Second, to consider 
the expedincy, and suggest plans for bringing all the Mission Work of the 
city, including Parochial Missions, under one corporation and govern- 
ment, and to report at the next Convention, 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Schenck, the foregoing reso- 
lution was referred to the Missionary Committee for consid- 
eration. 

The hour having arrived, the House took a recess. 



58 Diocese of Long Island. 

Wednesday, i^ o* clock P. hi. 

The Convention resumed its session, the BiSHOP in the 
chair. 
The Rev. Dr. Schbnck, presented and read the 

lElrport 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON THE CHURCH 
. CHARITY FOUNDATION AND OTHER BENEVOLENT 
INSTITUTIONS. 

By reference to page 21 of the Journal of the Convention of 1874, it 
will be seen that the title and work of this Committee have been changed 
and enlarged. It is now appointed to an office which brings "it into a 
certain relationship to all the other benevolent institutions of the Church." 

The Committee begs to report that formal visitations have been made 
twice during the year to all the Institutions of the Diocese, and that the 
members of the Committee have made informal visits at difierenc times. 

The Church Charity Foundation continues quietly on in its career of 
beneficence, relieving human infirmity and respecting human dignity, the 
while dispensing the precious things of Christ through the well ordered 
offices of the Church. 

Th(! Home for the A^ied is well filled with those who have seen and 
who soon again will see better days. None are admitted to this sanctu- 
ary of reverent age, save those who are at most but five years removed 
from the ending of the allotted term of life. And we believe there are 
none now the guests of this Christian Home who do not contemplate 
with the eye of faith, the House not made with hands, which they expect 
ere long to inhabit. The regimen of this Institution is admirable. The 
sweet repose which pervades its halls and chambers, is precisely the at- 
mosphere old age most loves to breathe. The Rev. Dr. Camp, the 
Chaplain, is very acceptable in his ministrations. He finds abundant 
material for his labors of love, and the work of the Lord prospers in his 
hands. The Home is always full and probably would be if its capacity 
were twice as great. 

The Orfihanaj^e has its forty inmates of hoys and girls to whom the 
church stands in loco parentis. Religious training, mental culture, rou- 
tine or skilled industry, make up the method of this establishment. The 
house is had hut the work is good. An extension toward Atlantic Ave- 
nue of the present building is now proposed and will probably be soon 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 59 

begun. This wing will be ostensibly in the interest of the printing in- 
dustry, which now contributes largely toward the Support of the Or- 
phanage and which, it is hoped, with the increased facilities afforded by 
the new buildings, will double its contribution, — still, aside from this, there 
will be, with the increased accommodations a general bettering of the 
whole condition of the Orphan House, relieving it from its present 
cramped appointments in both the male and female departments. 

At one of our visitations, we had the pleasure of hearing the good 
chaplain. Dr. Camp catechise the children. The fidelity of the catechist 
and the facility of the catechumens was alike gratifying. We felt that 
the planting and the watering were good. May God give the increase. 

5/. JohfCs Hospital is all that wise management can make it. It is yet 
in its infancy, but is instinct with vigor. There are twenty-five beds for 
regular cases, and several private rooms for pay patients. The organiza- 
tion and routine are alike admirable* The scrupulous neatness and 
" speaking quietude" of this House of Mercy are very inviting to those 
whose bodily infirmities are here alleviated by the twofold ministry of 
church and home. 

The Dispensary has lately been removed to Hamilton St^, one door 
from Atlantic Ave., and is now quite complete in its equipment. 

The Sheltering Arms Nursery, after an active ministry to infants and 
young children and indirectly to impoverished mothers, for five years, ap- 
peals to the Church with good warrant for a more liberal support- 
Through the generosity of a well-known and greatly respected Layman of 
the Diocese, this Institution has enjoyed, without rent J, the privilege of 
house and grounds for some years. As they scarcely can expect this 
much longer, it is hoped that the efforts of the promoters of this charity, 
will be increased up to the measure of this new necessity of support. 
Too much can scarcely be said of the value, the absolute importance of 
this Institution. It supplies, to the extent of its capacity, a great want. 
We hope the day is not distant, when its fostering care, may embrace, 
not as now, forty children, but a largely increasing number. 

The Memorial Home for Consumptives in its capacious Mansion on 
Xhird Street is doing a noble work. The same generous Layman, before 
alluded to, has for the past year, assumed the responsibility of its sup- 
port. In this he has been warmly seconded by many of our Churches. 
We are glad to learn that this Institution is about to be broadened out to 
enlist a larger constituency, of sympathy and practical co-operation. A 
board of managers or Trustees is soon to be organized, and then the 
charity is to have a corporate existence and a thoroughly Diocesan 
character. 



6o Diocese of Long Island. 

In this connection the Committee beg to suggest the poMibiHtyofi 
plan by which the City Rectors and the County Rectors also, coold, in 
some systematic way, be brought into closer association with this ind 
other charitable Institutions in the Diocese. Would it not be possible so 
to arrange a series of engagements, throughout the year that some Rector 
would have the pastoral care for each fortnight, holding an afternoon ser- 
vice on the two Sundays and making one or two thorough visitationi, do- 
ring each of the two weeks. This would be a comparatively small dutj 
for each clergyman, and a very great advantage to the Institution; not 
only in the actual benefit conferred by such ministrations, but in the 
great interest that would, of necessity, be kindled in the visiting clergy- 
man and through him in the members of his congregation. This, of coune, 
to be effectually carried out, must needs be rigidly organized and admin- 
istered with unswerving fidelity. The Committee have to suggest the 
careful perusal of the Annual Reports of the Church Charity FoundadoD, 
and the Sheltering Arms Nursery. They are replete with information, 
touching the conduct of these Institutions and set forth (as this brief re- 
port of your Committee does not at all propose to do) all the fiictsof 
the annual history and other matters of lateral or prospective interest. 

The proposed apportionment of the expenses of the Church Charity 
Foundation among the parishes, so warmly commended by the Bishop in 
a brief but felicitous pastoral letter of Feb. 8th ult., has proved to be a well 
working scheme. The Treasurer reports that most of the parishes have 
fallen in line and there is good reason to believe that if this course be ad- 
hered to steadily, it will ere long result in an adequate and well assured 
support to these Institutions. 

It is deemed by your committee very desirable to make the annivem- 
ries of the charitable Institutions less formal, taking from them the pres- 
ent character of a regular Sunday service, and giving them more of the or- 
der usually had at missionary meetings. A few stirring addresses from 
persons carefully selected, we believe, would arouse more specific interest, 
convey more practical information touching the needs of the Institutions, 
and call forth larger contributions upon the occasion, as well as excite t 
more lasting sympathy in the hearts of our church people. 

Noah Hunt Schenck, 
Wm. H. Fleeman, 
Edwin Beers, 

CommiUtt* 

Brooklyn, May iqth, 1875. 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 61 

The Rev. Dr. Drowne, presented and read the following 

lEleport 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. 

In submitting this Report the Committee on Christian Education, 
ivhile believing the subject to be of the highest importance, regret that 
they have no special progress for the past year to chronicle, and no ma- 
tured or definite plans at this time to suggest. 

The minds of churchmen are evidently not awake and alive to the 
great duty of providing schools for thechutchly training of their children, 
and therefore the efforts and wealth of the church are not forthcoming 
for this object. The existing apathy is, doubtless, in a measure owing to 
the generally acknowledged excellence of our public schools, to the many 
successful private schools and incorporated academies established among 
ut, to the proximity of a larger and older city containing church schools 
of approved character ; while other Dioceses have institutions long estab- 
lished and efficiently conducted, to which those desirous of being taught 
after the church's methods, and willing or able to reside away from home, 
are accustomed to resort. Hence we neglect the building up of endowed 
and permanent institutions in our midst, under the auspices and patron- 
age of our own Diocese. 

Still, Long Island has had in the past some examples of liberal enter- 
priie and well-directed effort, to which we may be permitted to briefly 
refer, as evidence of what was done when the church had far less numeri- 
cal strength and financial ability, than now. The Flushing Institute, in- 
corporated in 1827, for the education of boys, under the Rev. Dr. Wil- 
liam A. Muhlenberg — a name always associated with the best ventures of 
the church — was admirably managed and in a flourishing condition for 
a period of ten years. He then inaugurated St. Paul's College at Col- 
lege Point, the corner stone of which was laid in 1836; and although the 
financial storm which soon after swept over the country, prevented the 
erection of all of its projected buildings, yet with a competent staff* of 
professors and teachers, a noble work was done there for many years, 
which gave to the church devoted clergymen and well-instructed laymen 
who reflected great credit upon their efficient training. St. Ann's Hall, 
under the direction of the Rev. Dr. John F. Schroeder was commenced in 
Flushing in 1837, and became widely and favorably known as a seminary 
for young ladies ; and was continued for a long period in New York, and 



62 Diocese of Ij>ng Island. 

subsequently in this city, with marked success. A little later, in 1839, 
was established Sc Thomas* Hall, Flushing, erected by the Rev. Dr. 
Francis L. Hawks, which with its Gothic Chapel and extensive buildingi, 
was considered at the time the most complete and attractive establish- 
ment of learning in the State, but from subsequent embarrassments wis 
unfortunately relinquished in 1843. Quite recently we have had Trinity 
school in this city, at present suspended, which might have succeeded well, 
had it been possible to secure a proper edifice for its permanent occnpi- 
tion.- At present we have in Islip a church school under the direction of 
the Rev. Mr. Riley, another in Jamaica under the Rev. Mr. Stocking, 
a Seminary for girls in Brooklyn begun by the Rev. Mr. Mulholluid 
and continued by the Rev. Mr. Tighe, and Emmanuel Hall for boys, just 
inaugurated at Glen Cove by the Rev. Mr. Sparks, not to mention some 
parish schools, all of which deserve to be encouraged and sustained by the 
liberal patronage of churchmen. 

It would appear to be an established fact, that in order to give perma- 
nency to any educational effort, an adequate provision of buildings, with 
their suitable equipment is at least necessary, leaving the income from tui- 
tion solely for current expenses ; and equally certain that private enter- 
prises being subject to the changes which are constantly overtaking indi- 
viduals, however useful while they last, lack the elements of stability and 
perpetuity. 

That distinctively Christian schools, as nurseries of the young life of the 
church, are in the highest degree desirable, and might fill a place at present 
almost unoccupied by existing institutions, would seem scarcely at this 
day to need positive assertion. And yet the prevailing indifference » 
proof of the lamentable want of a healthy church sentiment on the sub- 
ject. The education which is furnished by the State is purely secular; 
and that given in ordinary seminaries or private schools prides itself on 
being non-sectarian ; so that in either case no positive religious teaching!^ 
possible. There is an admitted or compulsory absence of all exposition 
or enforcement of a definite faith. Now, while there is loud boasting in 
some quarters of this as a happy achievement, it is known abroad and 
stigmatized, with some justice, as " the American System." Being a pro- 
fessedly Christian country, it is true, the attempt is occasionally made to 
put a religious gloss or veneering over the secularity of our school system 
by reading a few verses of the Bible, without note or comment, but sucha 
mechanical act, unaccompanied by any culture of the conscience, or dogma- 
tic teaching, from capable or authorized instructors, does not much relieve 
the matter. Religion is virtually divorced from education. " In Amer- 
ica," writes Lord Robert Montagu, without much exaggeration, *' a school- 



Proceedings of the Eighth Comfention, 1875. 63 

race has been found in practice to work very badly, for all the rate-payers 
insitc on bearing their share in the disposal of the funds and the manage- 
ment of the school. They, in fact, determine what shall be taught in 
the school. The Unitarians forbid the mention of the Trinity* The 
Socinians stipulate that the divinity of Christ shall not be taught. The 
Deists do not permit the presence of a personal God to be inculcated* 
Not to offend the Jews, Sunday may not be regarded as a holy day. To 
apeak of 'judgment to come,' gives umbrage to the Uni versa lists. The 
Baptists will not hear of infant baptism. The Roman Catholics forbid the 
use of the Bible. The Theiscs scorn all revelation. The Independents 
will have no forms of prayer ; and the Quakers no Sacraments. The resi- 
due which may be taught is a caput inoriuum. The populution are 
trained to unbelief; their conscience becomes hardened ; their standard 
of right is lowered; respect for law and authority is destroyed." And to 
this cause we are pointed more than to any other for the free-thinking 
and scepticism, the low moral tone, as well as the alleged disproportionably 
heavy criminal sutistics of our country^-compared with England, Prussia, 
and other countries where education includes moral and religious training. 
It is easy enough to say that the Sunday-school is sufficient for relig- 
ious instruction, but what is one hour a week in the most essential of all 
studies in the formation of character, when daily drill is needed. It was 
well said by Dr. Hawks forty years ago, and is as true now : *' the edu- 
cation of this country is, I fear, addressed too exclusively to the head. 
We have not begun yet to make it a part of the business to educate the 
heart' We provide for the man physical and for the man intellectual ; 
but not for the man moral. This is wrong. Religion no more comes 
by instinct than reading and writing do ; and we must teach religion or 
abandon the only efficient agent in training the moral man." If we will 
well consider it, the education of the moral faculties is essential to the 
proper and safe development of the intellectual. Modern philosophy and 
the Christian religion enforce the same truth, that education should have 
reference to the entire being, acknowledging the supremacy indeed of the 
moral powers, otherwise you are educating a monster who will do sad 
mischief to the State, to society, and to the best interests of civilization. 
Even Victor Cousin, the French philosopher, in addressing the minister 
of Public Instruction, declares with an intelligence and emphasis worthy 
the attention of American Churchmen, ** Thank God, sir, you are too en- 
lightened a statesman to think that true popular instruction can exist without 
moral education, popjlar morality without religion, or popular religion 
without a church. Christianity ought to be the basis of the instruction 
of a people ; we must not flinch from an open profession of this maxim ; 



64 Diocese of Long Island. 

it is no less politic than it is honest. We baptize our children, and 
bring them up in the Christian faith and in the bosom of the church; io 
after life, age, reflection, the breath of human opinions modify their earl; 
impresssions, but it is good that these impressions should have been mide 
by Christianity. Let our popular schools then be Christian, let them be 
so entirely and earnestly. The mind and the character are what a troe 
master ought above all to fashion. We must lay the foundations of 
moral life in the souls of the young, and therefore we must place reli^ 
ious instruction in the first ranks in thee ducation in our normal schools." 
A weighty obligation rests upon us, in view of the needs of our times, 
aud the peculiar nature of our social and political institutions. As we 
are a Christian people, let us determine for ourselves to have a Christito 
education for our offspring, ^' to bring them up" as divinely coaoseled 
''in the nurture and and admonition of the Lord." The Romanist, the 
Mohammedan and the Pagan are wisely alert in instilling at the earliest 
moment the principles of their religious codes. Consistent practice, with 
us, should come from correct belief. Let us inscribe upon the door-posts 
of our School-houses, as well as upon the lintels of the Sanctuary "Ho- 
liness to the Lord«" As far as our words or influence may go, let us en- 
courage the complete culture of the whole man, the symmetrical devel- 
opment of all his powers, recognizing the two worlds in which he is to 
live, and knowing that the proper education for the one is the necessary 
education for the other. 

In conclusion, your Committee would respectfully offer this resolution: 
Resolvedy That it is the sense of this Convention that Christian edact- 
tion and church schools should be encouraged and patronized among as, 
and that every possible effort should be made to foster a spirit, and to in- 
fluence donations or legacies, which may lead to the speedy establishment 
of Diocesan institutions of acknowledged excellence, and on secure fbundt- 
tions for the moulding and training of the sons and daughters of the church. 

T. Stafford Drown e, 
W. A. Leonard, 

Committee* 

Brooklyn, May igth, 1875. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Diller, the resolution append- 
ed to the Report was adopted. 



Proceedings of the Eighth Conventiofiy 1875. 65 

The Right Rev. the Bishop, appointed the following as 
the 

Stanbing Committee 011 (Sl)ri0tian (Ebucatiotu 

Rev. T. Stafford Dfowne, D.D. Mr. John D. Jones, 
Rev. John C. Middleton, Mr. James A. Hewlett, 

Rev. William A. Leonard, . Mr. James H. Wheatley. 

The Rev. Dr. Schenck presented and read the followin*^ 

Kcport 

OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE FOR DEVISING A PLAN 
FOR THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE PERMANENT 

EPISCOPAL FUND. 

This Committee was raised at the last Convention of the Diocese under 
the following action, viz.: (See Journal of 1S74, page 48). 

'^Resolved, That a special Committee be appointed to devise and 
"report a plan for the enlargement of the permanent Episcopal Fund." 

The subject thus committed to the consideration of the undersigned, 
has received their very careful attention, because profoundly convinced 
of its great importance. The pressing claims of the benevolent institu- 
tions of the church and the diminished resources of many of its members, 
indicate that the present is scarcely the time to inaugurate measures 
which shall rapidly enlarge the Fund. But the Committee feel that 
something may still be done, and that if once fairly started, even in a 
small way, a fund for accumulation may in a few years become an impor- 
tant adjunct to that now existing* 

In presenting the results of their mature deliberation, the Committee 
do not recite in detail the reasons for the action they propose, but if it 
be the pleasure of the Convention, will submit certain resolutions, and 
follow them with such verbal statements and explanations as shall com- 
mend them, the Committee trusts, to the favorable consideration of this 
body. The following are therefore respectfully submitted, viz : 

I. Resolved, That the Treasurer of the Episcopal Fund pay to the 
Treasurer of the Diocese the income of $50,000, of said Fund, and that 
any surplus over that amount in the Fund shall be held for accumulation 
nntil the fiirther order of the Convention. 
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66 Diocea of Lang Islands 

2. Resolved, That the Standing Committee on the Salary of tlie 
Bishop, be directed to assess upon the Parishes an amount which with the 
income from the $50,000 shall be sufficient to pay the salary pledgrd by 
the Convention to the Bishop, as well as insurance and repain to the 
Episcopal Residence. 

3. Resolved, That fifteen per cent, of the annual collections for the 
fund for aged and infirm clergymen be appropriated to the accumulating 
Episcopal Fund, except in such cases where parishes may prefer to mtke 
a special collection for this object. 

4* Resolved, that the object sought to be accomplished under the 
foregoing proposed action be warmly commended to the Laymen of the 
Diocese, in the hope and expectation that those who realize its importtnce, 
and have the ability to render substantial aid, will by special contriiu- 
tions or bequests, give to the accumulating fund for the tupport of the 
Episcopate of this Diocese a hopeful inauguration and a healthy growth. 

Noah Hunt Schencic, 
C. R. Marvin, 

Chas. a. Townsekd, 

CommitiH. 
Brooklyn^ May igth, 1875. 

IP On motion, the several Resolutions submitted by the 
Committee were adopted. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Drowne it was further 

Resolved^Thit the appropriation of 15 per cent, from the Thanks- 
giving collections toward the enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, recom- 
mended in the foregoing Report, take effect next Thanksgiving day ; tnd 
that the appropriation from the interest of the Episcopal Fund commence 
ne'xt January. 

On motion of the Rev. G. W. Smith, it was 

Resolved, That the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund be requested to 
inquire into the expediency of receiving such additional sums from Par- 
ishes that may so elect, to the end that they may be thus free from sub- 
sequent assessments for the support of the Episcopate. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Betfs, it was 

Resolved, That the subject of a Diocesan Library be referred to a 



Proceedings of the Eighth Convention, 1875. 67 

special committee, consisting of two clergymen and one layman, to con- 
si ier and report upon at the next Convention ; and that the Committee 
have authority, in the meanwhile, to correspond with the clergy and laity, 
and to receive, conditionally, gifts in books and money. 

The Right Rev. the President, appointed the following 
as the 

(Eommittee on tl)e formation of a IDioceBan £ibraru. 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts, 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 

Mr. Henry M. Onderdonk. 

The Convention proceeded to the election of the Standing 
Committee and the Missionary Committee of the Diocese. 

The names of the Clergy were called by the Secretary, 
and of the Parishes by the Assistant Secretary ; and the 
members having deposited their ballots, the tellers retired 
to count the votes. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Standing C )mmittce 
of the Diocese presented their Ref)orts: 

Whereupon the following persons were declared duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, to 
be 

Sl)t Stanbing (Committee of tl)e QlioreBe. 

Clergy : 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D. 

Laity : 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, Mr. William Floyd-Jones. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Missionary Committee 
presented their Reports : 

Whereupon the following persons were declared to be 
duly elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, 
to be 



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68 Diocese of Long Island. 

Sl)r fili00tonars Committer. 

Clergy : 

Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rev. William A. Snively, S.T.D. 
Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rev. Caleb B. Ellsworth, 

Rev. John A. Aspinwall. 

Laity : 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Mr. J. Augustus Hewlett, 

Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, Mr. Samuel B. Bartow, 

Mr. Lyman R. Greene. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Johnson the Convention pro- 
ceeded to appoint, in accc/rdance with the Canon, one Cleri- 
cal and two Lay Trustees of the Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergymen, to act with the Bishop and the Treasurer of the 
Diocese. Whereupon, the following were declared to be the 

(i[ru0tee0 of ll)t Juntr for ^geb antr Jnfirm Clrr^smcn. 

Rt. Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D., Mr. John A. King, 
Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Mr. N. Denison Morgan, 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, it was 

Resolved, That this convention, acknowledging its indebtedncM to the 
Bishop for the very able discussion in that portion of hfs charge already 
delivered, of questions of great importance to the interests of the Church 
and the usefulness of the ministry, express the hope that the Bishop mty 
be able, at the next session of the convention, to continue the subject, as- 
sured, that the charge when complete, will be a valuable aid in removing 
difficulties that trouble some minds and in strengthening men's faith in 
those eternal truths which it is the office of the church to maintain and 
proclaim. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Snively, it was 

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the Journal of the Proceedings of this 
Convention be printed, and distributed under the direction of the Sec- 
retary. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Cox, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be given to the Rector, 



Proceedings of the Eighth Cofwention^ 1875. 69 

Wtrdens and Vestrymen of the Church of the Holy Trinity, for the use 
of this Church for our present session; and that an appropriation of 
thirty dollars be made, and paid to the Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, for expenses incurred for the meeting of the Convention. 

On motion of Mr. Pierrepont, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this House be given to the Secretary and 
the Assistant Secretary, for their courteous and faithful services. 

On motion of Mr. Marvin, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this House be returned to the Treasurer 
of Convention for his efficient, prompt and faithful services. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. Moore, it was 

Resolved, That after the reading and approval of the minutes of this 
day's proceedings, and the usual devotions, the Convention adjourn sine 
die. 

The Right Rev. the President, called the Rev. Dr. 
Schenck to the chair. 

The Minutes of this day's proceedings were read and ap- 
proved. 

The concluding prayers were said by the Rev. William H. 
Moore ; the Right Rev. the Bishop pronounced the Benedic- 
tion : 

And the Convention adjourned sine die, 

ABRAM NEWKIRK LITTLEJOHN, D.D., 

Bishop of Long Island, and President of the 
Convention. 

Attest : 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 

Secretary. 

Edmund D. Cooper, 

Assistant Sccrttarjf, 



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Confirmations. 

St. SaviourV, Maspeth i 

Christ, Bay Riagc 16 

St. John's, Fort Hamilton 3 

Grace, Whitestonc * ' 

Zion, Little Neck 9 

St. John's, Huntington ' ^ 

St. John's, Cold Spring 5 

Grace, South Oyster Bay ^ 

Christ, West Islip '7 

Sr. Mark's, Jslip 6 

Trinity, Rockaway * ' 

Trinity, Grccnport ^ 

St. Mary's, Shelter Island ' 

Christ, Sag Harbor '^ 

Grace, Brookhavcn * 

St. Andrew's, Yaphank ^^ 

Suffolk County Almshouse ' 

Syosset Chapel ^ 

Trinity, Roslyn > 

St. Thomas' Ravenswood ' 

St. Thomas' Chapel, Brooklyn, E D 5 

St. Timothy's Chapel, Brownsville - 

Ascension, Greenpoint 3^ 

Grace, Jamaica 21 

Resurrection, Richmond Hill 9 

St. Matthew's, Brooklvn 21 

St. Barnabas', Brooklyn 22 

St. John's, Long Island City n 

St. Mark's, Brooklvn i^ 



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Messiah, Brooklyn 19 

Atonement, Brooklyn 8 

Mediator, Brooklyn 14 

Calvary, Brooklyn, E.D 41 

Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 23 

St. Mary's, Brooklyn 46 

St. Peter's, Brooklyn 39 

Grace, Brooklyn, E.D 26 

St. Paul's, Glen Cove 23 

Redeemer, Brooklyn 33 

Grace, Brooklyn 19 

Holy Trinity, Brooklyn ^o 

St Mark's, Brooklyn, E. D 22 

Emmanuel, Brooklyn . .' 8 

Reformation, Brooklyn 11 

Ascension, Greenpoint 21 

St. George's, Brooklyn 9 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 27 

Chriit, Brooklyn, ED 31 

St. John's, Brooklyn 14 

St. George's, Astoria 8 

Redeemer, Astoria 21 

St. Luke's, Brooklyn 18 

Grace Chapel, Brooklyn 15 

St. Peter's Chapel, Brooklyn 8 

St. James', Brooklyn 76 

Christ, Brooklyn 22 

Christ Chapel, Brooklyn 10 

St. Stephen's, Brooklyn 6 

St. Paul's, Brooklyn 36 

St. Ann's, Brooklyn . . ,. 45 

St. George's, Flushing 20 

St. George's Chapel, College Point 16 

St. George's, Hempstead 6 

Christ, Manhasset 13 

St. Ann's, Say ville 6 

St, Paul's, Patchogue 1 

Grace CHapel, Brookhaven 7 

St. Andrew's, Yaphank 5 

Chapel, Church Charity Foundation 12 

Trinity, East New York 32 



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72 Diocese of Long Island. 

St. Mary's parish (in private) i 

Madison, New Jersey 16 

St. James', Newtown 9 

St. Paul's, Brooklyn, E.D 21 

Christ, Bay Ridge 7 

All Saint's, Brooklyn 27 

Cag Ueabers. 

Sixteen Lay Readers have ofliciated in the Diocese during the year, 
of whom five are candidates for Holy Orders. 

|)o0lulant0. 

Ronald McDonald Winans, November 4, 1872. 

William Wharton Gillette, November 16, 1872. 

Henry S. Bonnell, October i, 1874. 

(SanbibatcB for SDcacon^s anb {)rir0t*0 (Drbcrs. 

George Harris Chadwell, December 16, 1872. 

Henry Bedinger, November 6, 1873. 

JosKPH Perinchief Cameron, December 2, 1873. 

Thomas Benjamin Fulcher, October i, 1873. 

George R. Van De Watkr, December 15, 1874. 

William White Wilson, March 1 7, 1875. 

Jor tl)c ©iber of ©cacons. 

William C. Briggs December 16, 1872. 

Benjamin J. Brenton, June 2, 1873. 

Cornelius L. Twing, November 6, 18; 3. 

Jciuale iDiaconate. 

ist Sunday in Advent, 1874. I admitted one Probationer to the 
office of Deaconess. 

Present Number of Deaconesses 12 

©rbaincb to tl)e ©iacoiiate. 

Joseph Hooper, Trinity Sunday, May 31, 1874. 

John Gardner Rosencrantz, *' " «« 

Spencer Summerfield Roche, ** " «* 

Ingram N. W. Irvine, " " *« 



VisitatioNS and Ads of the Bishop ^ 1875. 73 

William Warren Ayres, Ember Sunday, Dec. 20, 1874. 

Richard H. L Tighe, ** ** ** 

Saml. C. Thompson, (for Bishop of 
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Rev. John H. Prescott, Trinity Sunday, May 31, 1874. 

Rev. Irving McElrgv, 

Rev. Frederick R Carter, 

Rev. William S. Adamson, Ember Sunday, Dec. 20, ** 

nesignation of Paristjes. 

Rev. R. G. HuTTON, Rectorship of Christ Church, Oyster Bay. 
Rev. John C. Hewlett, Minister in Charge of St. John's Ch., Islip. 
Rev. Robert T. Pearson, Rectorship of Trinity Ch , Rockaway. 
Rev. Charles W. Ward, Rectorship of Christ Ch., Oyster Bay. 
Rev. F. B. Carter, Rectorship of Christ Ch., West Islip. 
Rev. William Hyde, Rectorship of Ch. of the Atonement, B'klyn. 
Rev. James W. Bradin, Rectorship of St. Stephen's Ch., B'klyn. 
Rev. E. L. Stoddard, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, B'klyn. 
Rev. J. G. Mulholland, Rectorship of St. John's, I. I. City. 

Clcrgtimcn ^ppointtb to Cures. 

Rev. James W. Bradin, Rector of St. Paul's, Flatbush. 
Rev. John C. Middletox, Rector of St Paul's, Glen Cove. 
Rev. Joseph W. Lee, Assistant Minister of Christ Ch., B'klyn. 
Rev. Charles W. Turner, Rector of St John's, L. I City. 
Rev. Norman W. Camp, D.D., Chaplain of Ch. Ch. Foundation. 
Rev. Joseph A. Nock, Rector of St. Stephen's Ch., li'klyn. 
Rev, Wm. W. Avres, Assistant Minister, Holy Trinity Ch., B'klyn. 
Rev. Charles W. Ward, Rector of Christ Ch., Oyster Bay. 

Clergsmtn RecciDeb into tl)e iDioccsc. 
1874. 

July 10, Rev. George Stanberrv, Diocese of Kentucky. 
Sept. I, Rev. Joseph W. Lee, " California. 

Sept. 2, Rev. Norman W. Camp, D.D., " Albany. 

Sept. 5, Rev. John C. Middleton, " Connecticut. 

Oct. 12, Rev. Charles W. Ward, " New Jersey. 

1875- 

Jan. 12, Rev. Charles W. 'J'urner, " California. 

March 5, Rev. Joseph A. Nock, " Pennsylvania. 



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£ctttr0 IHimiseorii (9>rauteb. 
1874. 

June 26, Rev. R. G. HurioN, Diocese of Maryland. 

" 29, Rev. R. B. Vankleeck, D.D., " Massachusetts. 
Oct. 5, Rev. Joseph Hooper, 

" I ^ Rev. J. G. MULHOLLAND, 

Nov. I, Rev. E. L. Stoddard. 

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Jan. 26, Rev. J. G. Rosencrantz, 

Feb. i6, Rev. William L. Parker, 

April 27, Rev. John C. Hewleit, 



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1874. 

May 25, Thomas A. Robertson, Deacon, by the B: 

June 20, Lucius B. Weaver, Presbyter, 

July 3, James H. McMechan, Presbyter, 

July 28, James D. Gibson, Presbyter, 

July 33, James A. Latane, Presbyter, 

August I, George Osborne Eddy, Deacon, 

August 2, Saml. H. Meade, Presbyter, 

August 28, M. T. McCormick, Deacon, 

Oct. 3, Wm. S. Perkins, Presbyter, 

" Walter Windyer, Presbyter, 
Dec. 20, James T. McFadden, Deacon, 
Nov. 27, Joseph S. Malone, Presbyter, 
Dec. 23, Joseph D. Wilson, Presbyter, 
Dec. 21, William R. Nicholson, Presbyter, 

1875. 

Jan. 13, Warren N. Dunham, Presbyter, 

March 5, John C. Pitman, Presbyter, 

" 15, James Calcott Pratt, Deacon, 

May 6, Alexander Fullerton, Presbyter, 

May 16, Joseph H. MacElrky, Deacon, 

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CottBtnt to tl)t Consecration of Bi0l)O|)0. 

Rev. John Scarborough, D.D., Bp. elect of New Jersey. 
Rev. T. W. Dudley, D.D., Asst. Bp. elect of Kentucky. 
Rev. George G. Gillespie, D.D., Bp. elect of W. Michigan. 
Rev. Thomas A. Jaggar, D.D., Bp. elect of S. Ohio. 



Visit it t tons and Acts of the Bishops >^75« 75 

Consecration of €l)nrcl)e0. 

, The Church of the Resurrection, Richmond Hill. 

((jramimng (£l)aplam0. 

Charles H. Hall, D.D., 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Summat]) 

more imix>rtant Episcopal Acts since the date of the last Con- 

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ed to the oflice of Deaconess i 

ed to the Diaconate 7 

ed to the Priesthood 4 

nen received into the Diocese 7 

men dismissed to other Dioceses 8 

men belonging to the Diocese 92 

ed as Candidates for Holy Orders 2 

lumber of Candidates 12 

ed to Lay read 10 

ned 1,2 16 

rration of Churches i 

;d from the Ministry : . . . i 

ited to the Consecration of Bishops 4 

:isms 2 ; Marriages 9 ; Burials 2. 

ABRAM NEWKIRK LITTLEJOHN, D.D., 

Bishop of Long Island, 



APPENDIX I. 



)3arocf)tal aiili (iTlertcal Reports. 

From May 20M, 1874, to May iS/A, 1875. 



KINGS COUNTY. 



CHRIST CHURCH, BAY RIDGE. 
The Rev. J. A. Aspinwall, Rector. 

Families, 63 ; Individuals, 270. Baptisms : Adults, 7 ; Infants, 8 ; 
Total, 15. Confirmed, 23. Marriages, 3. Burials^ 5. Communicants: 
Admitted, 20 ; Received into the Parish, 8 ; Removed from the Parish, 
10; Present number, 118. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 
11; Total 14. Scholars, Male, 66; Female, 86; Total, 152. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $212 06 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary $4,71 1 ; Gifts and contributions, Sunday 
School, $470 70; Increase and improvement of Church Property, $S^S' 
Total *5,9i8 76 

Diocesan: Salary of Bishop, assessment, i^j 50; Diocesan Fund* 
$20 ; Diocesan Missions, $56 54 ; Church Charity Foundation, $15; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Clergy, ^15. Total ^^44 ©4 

General: In Bank towards new Sunday School-room, ^279 80; 
American Church Missionary Society for Domestic Missions, $72 ; Evan- 
gelical Education Society, t( 100 ; Ladies' Sewing Society to assist clergy- 
men and their families, I550; Special for Western Missionaries, ^275. 

Total $1,276 80 

Total of Offerings , . ..•7,339 ^ 



Parochial Reports^ 1875. ^^ 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles H. Bixby, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 22; Total, 24. Confirmed, 27. 
Marriages, 12. Burials, 22. Communicants: Admitted, 27; Received 
into the Parish, 17; Removed from the Parish, 21. Died, 3. Present 
number, 194. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 16; Total, 
20. Scholars, Male, 89 ; Female, 8 1 ; Total, 1 70. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $84 24 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, 112,387 75; Sunday School, ^323 12. 
Total *2,795 1 1 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $22 50; Diocesan Fund, 
$15 00; Theological Education, $5 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $20 10; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, by Sunday 
school, $7 CO; Orphan House, $4 00 

Total $73 60 

General: Foreign Committee, ^5 25. Total $5 25 

Total of Offerings 1^2,873 96 

CHURCH OF THE ATONEMENT, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William Hyde, Rector. 

Families or parts of families, 179. Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 34; 
Total, 35. Confirmed, 8. Marriages, 12. Burials, 28. Communi- 
cants: Present-number, 168. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 8 ; Fe- 
male, 32; Total, 40. Scholars, Male, 186; Female, 419 \ Total, 605. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,347 27 ; 
Sunday School, $457 70. Total $2,804 97 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5 00; Fund for Aged 

and Infirm Clergy, I5 06. Total $ 10 66 

Total op Offerings $2,8 1 5 63 

CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. L. W. Bancroft, D.D., Rector. 
Rev. J. W. Lee, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 220. Individuals, 911. Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 33 ; 



/JJ biocese of Lohg Islandi 

Total, 37. Confirmed, 23. Marriages, 9. Burials, 19. Commuiu. 
cams. Admitted, 23; Received into the Parish, 33; Removed from the 
Parish, 28 ; Died, 10 ; Present number, 468. Sunday School : Teachers, 
Male, 8; Female, 19; Total, 27. Scholars, Male, 95 ; Female, 128; 
Total, 223. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $1,028 21 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $10,685 ^^ » Sunday School, $200; 
Industrial School, $105; Increase and improvement of Church property, 
$1,764 72. Total *»3.783 74 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $1,319; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$36; Diocesan Fund, $38 40; Diocesan Missions, $1,966 54; Theo- 
logical Education, $300; Fund for Aged and InHrm Clergy, $118 13; 
Homes of the Aged, $114; Hospital (St. John's), $300, 

Total, $4, 1 88 07 

General: Foreign Missions, $509 08; Other purposes, $2,931 96 

Total -...$3,440 64 

Total of Offerings $2 1,4 1 2 45 

CHRIST CHURCH CHAPEL, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. J. W. Lee, Minister in charge. 

Families, 102. Individuals, 427. Baptisms: Infants, 27. Confirmed, 
10. Marriages,!. Burials, 19. Communicants: Admitted, 10; Re- 
ceived into the Parish, 1 1 ; Removed from the Parish, 7 ; Died, 2. 
Present number, 78. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 1^; Female, 14; 
Total, 28. Scholars, Male, 162 ; Female, 220; Total, 382. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communions, $63 70 ; All current ex- 
penses, $506 92. Total $570 62 

General: Mission in Pioche, Nevada, $182 23. Total.. . .$182 23 

Total of Offerings ^7S^ ^5 

CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION, Viz. ORPHAN 
HOUSE, HOME FOR THE AGED, AND ST. 
JOHN'S HOSPITAL, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. N, W. Camp, D.D., Resident Chaplain. 

Number of Inmates in the Home for the Aged, 41. Number of In- 
mates in the Orphan House, 69. Number of Inmates in St. John's Hos- 
pital, 1 2. Admissions to the Home for the Aged during the year, 8 



Parochial keports, 1875. 79 

Admisaion to Orphan House, during the year, 10. Admission to St 
John's Hospital during the year, 97. Number of Orphans, rempved 
during the year, 7. Number of Deaths in the Home for the Aged, during 
the year, 5. Number of Deaths in the Orphan's House, during the 
year, j. Number of Deaths in St. John's Hospital, during the year, 10. 
Numberofpatien.s discharged as improved or cured, 75. Baptism : Adult, 
I. Confirmed: Orphans, 7 ; Patients of St. John's Hospital, 5 ; Total, 12. 
Communicants on the Church Charity Foundation, 81. Sunday School : 
Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 6; Totals. Scholars, Male, 50 ; Female, 
28 ; Total, 78. Orphan School, Teachers, 2; Scholars, 69. Offertory 
every Sunday, /££;iV^, of which $37 05 were for Indian Missions and 
other objects. Total ♦ 1 50 77 

NOTK. Some of the Orphans (both boys and girls) are partly withdrawn 
from the school-room, and are learning the Printing and Stereotyping business. 
No report is made about them here, as the facts arc all embodied in other re- 
ports. 

EMMANUEL CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 14; Total 15. Confirmed, 8. Mar- 
riages, 9. Burials, 13. Communicants: Admitted, 6 ; Received into 
the Parish, 28; Removed from the Parish, 22; Died, 2; Present num- 
ber, 179. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 19: Total, 25; 
Scholars, Male, 62; Female, 90 ; Total, 152. Daily Parish School: 
[Paid] Teachers, Female, 1 ; Scholars, 24. Industrial School for girls : 
Teachers, 6 ; Scholars, 75. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 1^133; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^3,366 ; Sunday School, $153; Indus- 
trial School, 9i20; Increase and improvement of Church Property, 
#3,280; Rectory (Interest on debt), ^473. Total .$7,525 00 

Diocesan: Salary of Bishop, assessment, $106; Diocesan Fund, $15 ; 
Diocesan Missions, #22 34; Theological Education, Faribault Divinity 
School9t30; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $34 87; Church Char- 
ity Foundation of Long Island, ^105 ; Bethe^da House, )P20 ; Sheltering 
Arms Nursery, $80. Total $413 21 

General : Domestic Committee, $46 3 1 ; Foreign Committee, 

$12 30; Indian Missions, I2 3 75. Total I82 36 

Total of Offerings $8,020 57 



8o Diocese of Ij>ng Isiatid. 

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry Betts Cornwell, Rector. 

Families, iio; Individuals, 440. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 29; 
Total, 32. Confirmed^ 23; Marriages, 6; Burials, 16. Communi- 
cants: Admitted, 20; Received into the Parish, 40 ; Removed from 
the Parish, 35 ; Died 3 ; Present number, 190. Sunday School : Officers 
and Teachers, Male, 11 ; Female, 26; Total, 37. Scholars, Male, 
132. Female, 120; Total, 252. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial. : Alms at the Holy Communion, |i 51 22 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, 1^3,417 66 ; Sunday School, $288 68. 
Total *3»857 S6 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $22 50 ; Diocesan Fund« 
$15 00; Diocesan Missions, $26 74; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
#26 50 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island : In general, 
♦29 GO; Sheltering Arms Nursery, J> 16 00. Total ^*35 74 

General : Board of Missions P. E. Church, U. S . : Domestic Com- 

mitteee. from Sunday School, $14 65. Total $14 65 

Total of Offerings ^4*007 95 

The number of Parishioners has increased to the extent of rendering the 
seating accommodations of our church entirely inadequate. We are now 
making the effort to raise the sum of $4000, wherewith to enlarge the church 
building, which enlargement will add over 50 pews, furnishing about 200 
additional sittings. Of the needed sum, the larger portion has been sub- 
scribed in the Parish, and we trust that we shall not appeal in vain to the 
liberality of the Churchmen of Brooklyn to aid us in raising the remain- 
der. The Ladies' Aid Society has held weekly meetings during the 
winter, with an increased membership, and has shown tokens of zeal and 
devotion on the part of its members which is worthy of all praise. Dur- 
ing the year a Guild has been organized, and has already rendered most 
efficient aid to the Rector in various branches of Parish work. 

GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. 

The Rev. William A. Snively, S.T.D., Rector. 
The Rev. W. Mortimer WilHan, Assistant Minister. 
The Rev. Spencer S. Roche, (Deacon), Ass't Minister. 

Families, 300 ; Individuals, 1,500. Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 31 ; 



Parochial Reports, i875» Si 

Tola', 32. Confirmed, 19. Marriages, 8. Burials, 15. Communicants: Ad- 
mitted^ 3c; Received into the Parish, 25 ; Removed from the Parish, 10 ; 
Died, 12 ; Present Ni mber, 611. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 3 \ 
Female, 28; Total, 31. Scholars, Male, 128; Female, 168 ; Total, 296. 
Daily Parish^School (Free): Teachers, Female, 1 ; Scholars, Female, 4c. 
Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 6 : Scholars, 30. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 1,273 00; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^10,000 00 ; Sundav School, 
=§^300 00; Parochial School, I5900 00; Industrial School, $50 00; In- 
crease and improvement of Church Property, ^3,000 00 ; Employment 
Society, ^521 00 ; Church Almoner's Society, #759 00 ; Other Chari- 
ties, 1772 00. Total ^>7»575 00 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^142 00; Diocesan 

Fund, I160 00; Diocesan Missins, $1,918 00; Theological Education, 

^948 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, Jj^i 57 34; Church Charity 

Foundation of Long Island, $2,520 00; Expenses of Chapel, $2,500. 

Total $8,245 34 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $227 21 ; 
GeneralTheological Seminary, $90 53; Domestic Committee, $7,621 95; 
Foreign Committee, $1,780 00 ; Feeble Churches, $1,500 00. 

Total $11,219 ^9 

Total of Offerings $37,040 03 

GRACE CHAPEL, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. W. Mortimer Willian, Assistant Minister of 
Grace Church, in charge of the Chapel. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4 ; Infants, 52; Totals 56. Confirmed, 16; Mar- 
riages, 20 ; Burials, 37. Communicants: Present number, about 100. 
Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 7; Female, 23; Total, 30. Scholars, 
Male, 50; Female, 225 ; Total, 275. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion $186 40 

The following memorandum, made by the Rev. Evan M. Johnson, the 
original founder of this Parish, and found in the old Church records, very 
accurately describes the character of the attendance of Parishioners at the 
present time, as well as that of his own day : — " It is extremely difficult 
to obtain and keep a correct list of Parishioners; single persons attend 
church without giving in their names to the minister; families remove 




82 Diocese of Long hland, 

without giving notice, and others consider themselves as belonging to the 
congregation because they have been marri«;d by the minister, or have 
had children christened by him. Hence all lists and statistics of th 
church must be extremely imperfect, and cannot accurately give an idc 
of the condition of the Parish." 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. Wm. W. Ayres, Assistant Minister. 
The Rev. Wm. Short, Assistant Minister in charge of ^ 
Mission. 

Families, 220 ; Individuals, 1500. Baptisms: Adults, 3 ; Infants, 28; ^ 

Total, 31. Confirmed, 32; Marriages, 27; Burials, 31. Communi- — 

cants : Present Number, 800. Sunday School : Teachers, 20. Schol- — 
ars, 2CO. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 20 ; Scholars^ i8a 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $1,183 ^^ » ^^ ^"'' 

rent Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $19,177 07; Sunday School,.^ 
$474 00; Parochial School, $3,815 21 ; Industrial School, $$0 00; In- 
crease and improvement of Church Property, $2,516 61. 

Total ; $27,216 15 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $142 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
860 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $596 "]"] ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
^287 90; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $3,010 22. 

Total $4,096 89 

General: Domestic Committee, $1,302 27; Home Missions to Col- 
ored People, $618 98; Foreign Committee, $140 00; Indian Missions, 

t-j-] 00. Total $2, 138 25 

Total of Offerings $33»4S7 ^9 

HOLY TRINITY MISSION, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William Short, Minister. 

Families, about 80 ; Individuals, about 200. Baptisms ; Adults, 2 ; 
Infants, 28 ; Total 30. Confirmed, 20. Marriages, 3. Burials, iS. 
Communicants: Admitted, 28 ; Received into the Parish, 8 ; Removed 
from the Parish, 16; Died, 3; Present Number, 95. Sunday School : 
Teachers, Male, 7 ; Female, 23 ; Total, 30. Scholars, Male, 75 ; Female?^ 
105 ; Totat, 180. Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 18 ; Scholan, 
66. Mother's Meeting : One evening in each week. . 



Parochial Reports, 1875, 83 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Sunday School, $137 73; Induurial School, ¥50 o">; 
iiuilding Fund, ^305 00; Toward current expenses, 205 53, 

Total *698 26 

Total of Offerings #698 26 

CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. T. F. Cornell, Rector. 

Families, 41 ; Individuals, 177. Baptisms: Adults, j; ; Infants, 9; 

Total, 14. Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 2. Burials, 9. Communi- 

rants : Admitted, 1 1 ; Received into the Parish, 5 ; Removed fron tlie 

Parish, 4 ; Died, 2 ; Present Number, 50. Sunday School : Teachers, 

\lalc, 7; Female, 11; Total, 18. Scholars, Male, 30; Fcmal , 40 ; 

Total, 70. 

contributions. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, Ji<2,6oo co ; 
Sunday-school, #47 12; The Poor, $38 33; Payment on Organ 
> 1,000 00; By Sunday School, $150 00 Total ^h^Zl 45 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 1I31 00; Diocesap Fund, 
sSi 1 GO; Diocesan Missions, %\o 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
*20 45. Total ^72 45 

General: Foreign Committee, 1^12 50. Total J?i2 50 

Total of Offerings $3,920 40 

The Rector took charge of ihis parish on the J5th of July, 1874, pre- 
vious to vkhich lime, no complete record of statistics had been kept. 
This report therefore only includes a summary of offerings, etc., from the 
above date. The parish has suffered much from pecuniary embarrassment, 
and the pressure still continues. The Offertory at Holy Communion 
has been devoted to various benevolent and church objects, as herein re- 
ported. 

THE CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 14; Total, 17. Confirmed, 19, Mar- 
riages, 2. Burials, 14. Communicants: Admitted, 19; Received into 
the Parish, 31 ; Removed from the Parish, 4; Died, 8; Ptesent Num- 
ber, about 410. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 10 ; Female, 24; 



&4 Diocese of Long Island. 

Total, 34. Scholars, Male, 134; Female, 146; Total, 280. Mission 
School : Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 6 ; Total Scholars ; 40. 

This school was established Feb. 7th of this year by the Guild of ihiai 
Church. 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 6 ; Scholars, 28. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $220 29; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $15,806 14; Sunday School, I411 
29 Mission School, ^323 41 ; Industrial School, $44 95; For the poor 
of the Parish through the Guild, I291 97 ; General Guild Contribution, 
$44 50. Total 117,142 55 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $105 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment, $72 00; Diocesan Fund, $25 00; Diocesan Missions, $47 00; 
Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, Homes for the Aged, 
Orphan House, and St. John's Hospital, $336 37 ; The Nurseries, 
1366 00; Memorial Home, $160 GO. Total $1,111 37 

General : Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $100 00 ; S. S. Union 
and Church Book Society, $100 00; Indian Missions, $5 00; Domes- 
tic Missions, $1,627 5° ^ Foreign Missions, $1,97^ 30; Theological 
Education, $2,030 00; Orphan Asylums, $237 75; Evangelical Knowl- 
edge Soc, $25 00. Total $6, 1 00 5 5 

Total of Offerings $24,354 47 

A Guild was established the first of November 1874, which accounts 
in a measure, for the increased contributions for benevolent purposes. It 
is divided into three general committees ; one having in charge all char- 
itable work outside of the parish, but including the mission school; the 
second, the poor of the parish, and the industrial school ; the third, the 
reception of strangers, and the general social meetings of the congregation- 
The whole is in good working order under the Rector as Master of the 
Guild. 

CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector. 

Families, 270. Baptisms: Adults, 3 ; Infants, 28 ; Total, 31. Con- 
firmed, 27. Marriages, 14. Burials, 29. Communicants: Admitted, 
27 ; Received into the Parish, 1 ; Removed from the Parish, 6 ; Died, 
3; Present Number, 209. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 16; Fe- 
male, 32; Total, 48. Scholars, Male, 177; Female, 253; Total, 430. 

contributions. 
Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $151 98; All Current 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 85 

Expenses^ including Rector's Salary, $2,756 3 1 ; Sunday School, $420 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church Property, ^1,293 86; Employ- 
ment Society for Women, 1 140 00; Clothing Poor Children of Parish, 
$37 7S ; Fund for Parish Work, $455 17 • Special Donations to Poor 
at Thanksgiv'ng and Christmas, $60 00. Total $5,3 1 5 07 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $36 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$18 GO ; Diocesan Missions, ^i 5 co ; * Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy j 
Church Charity Foundation $25 00. Total $94 00 

General: Home Missions to Colored People, ^534 08 ; Foreign Com- 
mittee, $197 40; Indian Missions, $60 co ; American Church Mission- 
ary Society, $17 00; Do for Mexican Work, $189 48; Evangelical 
Knowledge Society, $31 19; South Brooklyn Employment Society, 

$47 32; Other Object?, $205 45. Total $781 92 

Total of Offerings, $6,190 99 

Of the above amounts, the Sunday School contributed for Missionary 
and Charitable purposes $433 51. 

Boxes were sent to Missionaries, the estimated value of which was 
$430 41. 

Last Fall sundry repairs and improvements in and about our church 
building were made, at an expense of $1,293 ^^* ^ ^^ which amount 
has been subscribed and paid. Our edifice is now in better order than 
ever before, and we " owe no man anything." 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev Wm. A. Leonard, Rector. 

Families, 225 ; Individuals, about 625. Baptisms: Adults, 8 ; Infants, 
32; Total, 40. Confirmed, 35. Marriages, 8. Burials, 32. Commu- 
nicants: Admitted, 30; Received into the Parish, 150; Removed from 
the Parish, 50 ; Died, 10 ; Present number, 350. Sunday School : Teach- 
ers, Male, 6; Female, 34; Total, 40. Scholars, Male, 143; Female, 
164; Total, 307. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 30; Scholars, 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, #327 32 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^5,545 30; Sunday School, ^214 50 ; 
Industrial School, $45 00; Increase and improvement of Church Prop- 

* Our congregation united with that of Christ Church on Thanksgiving day« 
and joined in the contribution made then and there fur Aged and Infirm Clergy 
Fund. 




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crty, 18,098 31 ; Interest on Mortgage debt, S5 1,760 00; Benevolent At ^^ ^'^^ 
sociation for Relief of the poor, $299 55. Total (16,289 9^^ "•* 



Diocesan; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, #109 00 ; Diocesan Fund,^ *^i 
1^30 00 ; Diocesan Missions, <?50 co; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy,.^ "-*", 
$66 30; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $258 50; 

Total #513 ?o 

General: Domestic Committee, $668 00 ; Foreign Committer, 

1)1 00 10. Total $768 10 

Total of Offerings $17>571 ^^ 





In June '74, the old brick edifice built in 1855, the original Church ol 
" The Redeemer,'* was torn down, and a new stone chapel and bell tower 
begun. An opening service, at which the Bishop of the Diocese presidcc",^. ', 
was held on the second Sunday in Advent, Dec. 6th, 1874. This Chapel f 1 
is about paid for ; it seats 500 persons, has a beautiful organ, and fiv( 
memorial windows of stained glass. A study in the tower was finished foi 
the Rector, and a new vestry room and music room added. The pe\\~^ 
rental of the church was raised on the ist of May, '75, and the present 
income supports the Parish ; while by an act of the vestry the ofFertor}' 
is devoted to the ** Sinking Fund," for paying the funded debt. 

For the blessings of the past year,'we " thank God and take courage." 



CHURCH OF THE REFORMATION, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. John Greenwood Bacchus, Rector. 

Families, 100 ; Individuals, from 400 to 500. Baptisms : Adulis, 1 ^ 
Infants, 10; Totil, 11. Confirmed, 11. Marriages, 4. Burials, ic. 
Communicants: Present number, 210. Sunday School: Officers, 8 ; 
Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 25; Total, 3!. Scholars, Male, 113; Fc- 
mile, 153; Total 255. Industrial School for girls: Sowing school 
in connection with the Dorcas Society. Ofl^erings of school $503 16, a 
portion of which was devoted to struggling Churches in the west. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 159 32; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, S?6,887 05 ; Increase and improvement 
of Church property, I503 28. Total ^7»549 65 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $76 50 ; Diocesan Fund, 

^20 31 ; Theological Education, |52o 13; P'und for rged and Infiim 

Clergy, *i I 12; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $27 q.*. 

Total $155 60 



Parochial Reports^ 1875. 87 

General: Foreign Committee, ^40 75; Indian Missions, %^o 86. 

Total I91 61 

Total of Offerings ^1^19^ 86 

Easter offering of $2,000, used in reduction of Church debt. 

ST. ANN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. J. C. Tebbctts, Jr., Assistant Minister. 

Families, 275 ; In iividuals, 1,200. Baptisms : Adults, 9 ; Infants, 26 ; 
Total, 35. Confirmed, 46. Marriages, 19. Burials, 16. Communi- 
cants: Admitted, 55 ; Received into the Parish, 29; Removed from the 
Parish, 77 ; Died, 4 ; Present number, (approximate) 450. Sunday 
School: Teachers and Officers, Male, 19; Female, 27; Total, 46. 
Scholars, Male, 142; Female, 245; Total, 387. Industrial School for 
Girls : Teachers, 1 1 ; Scholars, 95. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^975 85 : Ail Current 

Expenses, including Rector*s Salary, $23,094 52; Sunday School, 

^392 3S > Industrial School, $74 00; Other objects aggregated, $450 00. 

Total $24,986 72 

Diocesan: Episcopil Fund, $350 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$178 00; Diocesan Fund, $80 00; Diocesan Missions, $52 94 ; Theolop!- 
cal Education, $100 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $152 ^4; 
Homes of the Aged, Orphan House, amount not ascertained ; St. John's 
Hospital, $300 00 : Other objects within the Diocese, $1,375 oc. 
Total $2,588 38 

General : Domestic Committee, Si 84 61 ; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $5 00; Foreign Committee, $224 02 ; Indian Missions, $56 85 ; 
Contributed by Sunday School for Foreign Missions, $478 03 ; Religious 
Publications, $76 51 ; Other General Purposes, $1,150 00. 

Total i'z.iZS 02 

ToTxL OF Offerings $29,750 12 

The old St. Ann's Church building on Waihington Street, is still occu- 
pied by the congregation of the Cutler Memorial Church, to whom the 
Rev. S. C. Thompson is ministering temporally but very acceptably. 

ST. BARNABAS' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry E. Hovey, Rector. 

Families, 100; Individuals, 400. Baptisms: Adults, 7; Infants, 32; 
Total, 39. Confirmed, 22. Marriages, 6, Burials, 29. Communi- 



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cants : Admitted, 22 ; Received into the Parish, 32; Removed from the 
Parish, 27 ; Died, 4 ; Present Number, 145. Sunday School Officers, 
8; Teachers, Male, 5; Female, 16; Total, 29. Scholars, Male, 98 ; 
Female, 112 ; Total, 210. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $153 05 ; All Current Ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, %z 861 22; Sunday School, $274 03; 
Increase and improvement of Church Property, $250 00 ; Toward pay- 
ment of Floating Debt, %z \ 2 50. Total ^3»750 80 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, l^io 00; Diocesan Func', 
%zo 00; Diocesan Missions, $8 16; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergj", 
%\(} 30; Church Charily Foundation of Long Island, $10 87; Shelter- 
ing Arms, ^5 1 2. Total $70 45 

General: Domestic Committee, %\ 25; Indian Missions, (4 39. 

Total $8 64 

Total of Offerings 9 3,8 29 89 

A package valued at %z^ 00, was also sent to the missionary at the 
White Earth Reservation. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles H. Babcock, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4 ; Infants, 16, Total, 20. Confirmed, 9. Mar- 
riages. 6. Burials, 8. Communicants: Received into the Parish, 21 ; 
Removed from the Parish, 9; Died, 1 ; Present Number, 116. Sun- 
day Sc'ool : Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 16; Total, 22. Scholars, 
Male, 35; Female, 152: Total, 187. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, I5259 63; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, t>4,309 23 ; Sunday School, $589 89. 
Total •S, 1 *;8 75 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, #27 50; Diocesan Fund, 
820 CO; Diocesan Missions, $11 43. Total $^8 93 

General : Indian Missions, %^o 00. Total ^50 00 

Total of Offerings $5,267 68 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
. The Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 18; Infants, 58 ; Total, 76. Confirmed, 76. 
Marriages, 20. Burials, 47. Communicants : Admitted, 66 ; Received 



Parochial Reports^ 1875. 89 

into the Parish, 32 ; Removed from the Parish, 37 ; Died, 11 ; Present" 
Number, 732. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 30 ; Female, 66 ; Total, 
96; Scholars, Male, 292 ; Female, 431 ; Total, 723. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's salary,i520,o62 07; 
Sunday School, Id, 692 40; Alms at Holy Communion, and other paro- 
chial agencies for the poor, $1,647 ']'] \ To the Rector for his house, 
|(6oo 00. Total $24,002 24 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $40 43 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
%\\z 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $40 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $148 00; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $47 75 : Church Charity Foundation of Long 
Island, $172 24; Sheltering Arms, $108 15 ; Destitute Churches, 
$51 15; Offerings of Sunday School for Diocesan purposes, $350 00 
Total %\ ,099 72 

General: Domestic Committee ; $62 49; Indian Missions, $9607: 
Bishop Whipple, $963 00 ; Offerings of Sunday School for general Mis 
sionary pu'^poses, $550 oo ; Clothing for Indians, $187 00, 

Total $1,858 56 

Total of Offerings -$26,960 52 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Thomas Stephenson Pycott, Rector. 
The Rev. Henry A. Spafard, Assistant Minister. 

Families, 88 ; Individuals, 500. Baptisms : Adults, 7 ; Infants, 22 ; 
Total, 29. Confirmed, 14. Mairiages, 7. Burials, 15. Communicants: 
Present Number, 174. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 7; Female, 
17; Total, 24. Scholars, Male, 70; Female, 76 : Total 146. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, %i 16 98 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^7,495 16; Sunday School, ^462 41 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church Pr J.erty, l>68o 08 ; Ladies' Aid 
Society, *i,i 10 00. Total ^9,864 63 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 1^103 00; Diocesan Fund, 
♦30 00; Diocesan Missions, ^^i 1 50 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
%\z 46; Church Charity Foundation cf Long Island, ^160 04. 

Total »3 1 7 00 

Total of Offerings tio^iSi 63 



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ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Jacob William Diller, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2 ; Infants, 87 (11 clinic); Total, 89. Confirmed, 
19. Marriages, 25 Burials, Adults, 29; Children, 33; Total, 62. 
Communicants : Admitted, 13 ; Received into the Parish, 27 ; Erased, 30; 
Died, 7 ; Present number, 398. Sunday School : Teachers and Officcra 
Male, 12 ; Female, 19 ; Total, 31. Scholars, Male, 66 ; Female, iii; 
Toul, 177. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion and special offerings 
^447 19; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, •5,135 53) 
Sunday School, $140 00 ; St. Luke's Benevolent Society, ^664 22 ; Mis- 
sion in Brooklyn, special, ^259 48; Increase and improvement of church 
property, $540 35 ; Christmas collection for poor, $167 48 ; Children's 
Easter offerings, $30 75. Total $7*385 ^ 

Diocesan: Bishop's salary, assessment lk7 2 00; Diocesan Fund, $20 00; 
Diocesan Missions, I539 od ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $43 251 
Homes of the Aged, Orphan House, |520o ; Hospital (St. John's) 
#300 00. Total $674 25 

General : Domestic Committee, 'J174 26 ; Foreign Committee, 
^44 14 ; St. Ann's Mission to deaf mutes, New York. ^23 16; Missions 
in destitute places, south and west, ^165 24 ; Special for Kansas, $50 49- 

Total ^457 ^9 

Total of Offerings #8,5 16 54 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William T. Fitch, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 4; Infants, 19; Total, 23. Confirmed, 17. M*'^" 
riages, 4 ; Burials, 16. Communicants : Admitted, 12 ; Received into 
the Parish, 1 5 ; Removed from the Parish, 40 ; Died, 3 ; Present num- 
ber, about 155. Sunday School : Teachers, Malf, 9; Female 16; To- 
tal, 24. Scholars, Male, 75 ; Female, 92 ; Total, 167. 

contributions. 
Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, |5i 80 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^3,337 63; Sunday School, $520 co; 
Increase and improvement of church property, ^4, 137 63 ; Special by Rec- 
tor for burials and poor, ^30 00. Total ♦4,167 63 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, and Diocesan Fund, 
♦41 00 ; Diocesan Missions, 810 00 ; Aged and Infirm Clergy, %z\ $0; 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 91 

Church Charity Foundation of Long Island/Homes of the Aged, and Or- 
>han House, (in all), 4^io8 48 ; Sheltering Arms Nursery, 1^4 00; Rev. 
Fhos. Cook, for Mission, %\o go. Total ^244 98 

General: Home Missions to colored people, 4^10 50; Foreign Com- 
nittee, f 1 1 00 ; Sunday School mite chests, foreign and domestic missions, 
!Si 2 8d; Rebuilding church in Africa, ^6 00 ; Special appeals in Spirit of 

Missions, %io 20. Total $50 50 

Total of Offerings (4,463 1 1 

Our parsh has suffered greatly by removals during the past two years ; 
ivc trust, however, that the efficient co-operation of all the laymen of the 
parish will soon effect a great change. We have earnest workers and a 
ipirit of love and concord binds us all in the blessed communion of saints* 
This is surely an omen for good. It is our attention during the coming 
year to improve our church property so as to make it as attractive as pos- 
sible. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. Irving McElroy, Assistant Minister. 

Baptisms: Adults, 13; Infints, 125; Total, 138. Confirmed, 48. 
Marriages, 29. Burials, 59. Communicants: Admitted, 41 ; Received 
into the Parish, 31 ; Remo\ed from the Parish^ 35 ; Died, 8; Picsent 
number, 501. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 35; Total, 
38. Branch Sunday School, Teachers, Male, 8 ; Female 15 ; Total, 23 
— ^i. Scholars, Male, 143 ; Female, 167; Total, 310. Branch Sunday 
School, Scholars, Male, 80; Female, J38; Total, 218 — 528. Daily 
? rish school, in part free, Teacher, Female, i; Scholars, Male, 12; 
Female, 8 ; Total, 20. Industrial School for Girls, 1 ; Teachers 10 ; 
Scholar*, 143. 

CONfRIBUTIONS. 

Pasiochial: Alms at the Holy Communion and other offerings for the 
needy, $'^23 85 ; All current expenses, including Rector's salary 
#6,317 42; Sunday Schools, ^568 86; Parochial School, #180 co; 
Industrial School, $50 00 ; Increase and improvement of church property, 
$2,998 9^; Branch cHapel building, ¥3»ooo 00. Total. . .813,939 03 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan P'und, 
#30 00; Diocesan Missions, ^^55 51 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
♦ 56 30; Homes of t)ie Aged and Orphan House, $228 53; Hospital 
(St. John's), $230 GO. Total $672 34 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, #32 24 ; 
Domestic Committee, t^tj 62 ; Heme Missions to colored people, $13 58; 



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P'omgn Committee, S25 00; Indian Mifsions, S53 81 ; Seamen's 
Missions, city and port of New York, ^44 79; Mission to the Jews, 
1^30 2^ ; Easter offerings of Sunday School, F'aribault, Theological Sem- 
inary, ^30 00 ; Easter offerings of Sunday School, Nashotah, Theological 
Seminary, %io co ; Easter offerings of Sunday School, Diocesan Missions, 
$36 CO ; Girls Bible class for support of an Indian child, $50 ca 
Total I413 29 

Total of Offerings $15,024 66 

During the past year a chapel has been built for the work of the Branch 
Sunday School, at a cost of about ^8^5, 800 including the lot. There aic 
218 children on the roll of this Sunday School, with an average aiicn- 
dance of 160. Here we have a sewing school on Saturday afternoons, 
a mother's meeting on Thursday evenings, and divine service every 
Sun lay afternoon. 

ST. MATTHEW'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 6; Infants, 36; Total, 42. Confirmed, 21. Mar- 
riages, 9. Burials, 24. Communicants: Admitted, 16; Received inio 
the Parish, 10 ; Removed from the Parish, 6; Died, 3; Present Num- 
ber, about 150. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 5 ; Female, 20; Total, 
25. Scholars, Male, iio; Female, 140; Total, 250. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, #180 17; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^4,239 91 ; Sunday School, ♦ 138 00; 
For the poor, $90 00. Total $4,648 08 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, %zo 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
%\^ 00; Diocesan Missions, $27 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$13 00; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $30 co. 

Total $105 00 

General : Domestic Committee, $30 00 ; Indian Missions, S. School, 
♦60 GO; Box for Mission^ry in Florida, $70 00 ; Jewish Mission N. ^-t 

$5 50. Total »|65 $0 

Total ok Offerings $4,918 5^ 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 13; Infants, 24; Total, 37. Confirmed, 38. M«f" 
riages, 9. Burials, 18. Communicants: Admitted, 38 ; Received into 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 93 

the Parish, 33 ; Removed from the Parish, 5 ; Died, 6 ; Present Num- 
ber, 435. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 10 ; Female, 18: Total, 
28; Scholars, Male, 99; Female, 110; Total, 209. Mission Sunday 
School: Teachers, Male, 7; Female, 13; Total 20. Scholars, Male, 
98 ; Female, 113; Total, 211. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 
13 ; Scholars, 75. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, f?344 30 ; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^56,079 ^7 J Sunday School, 
♦410 00 ; By Sunday School not elsewhere specified, ^395 50 ; Indus- 
trial School, 1567 41; Improvement of Church Property, ^254 30; St. 
Paul's Mission and Reading Room, ^^72 7 68 ; Repairs on Church Fldifice, 
#215 69; Sunday School Library, by efforts of young ladies, ^217 00 ; 
Ladies' Employment Society for poor sewing women, $525 00. 

Total #9,236 I 5 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, Interest on Bond, #105 00 ; Salary of the 
Bishop, assessment, 4^54 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 4(20 co ; Diocesan Mis- 
sions, #41 56; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $41 22; Homes of 
the Aged and Orphan House, (#20 from Sunday School), #301 95 ; 
Sheltering Arms Nursery, #27 co. Total #590 73 

General : Domestic and P'oreign Committee, $47 59 ; Indian Mis- 
sions, i6o 17; Nashotah Mission, (♦20 from Sunday School), 3^30 00 ; 
Seabury Mission, Faribault, from Sunday School, 1520 00 ; Society for the 

Increase of the Ministry, $37 13. Total ^*94 ^9 

Total of Offerings Jj^ 10,021 77 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. George S. Bennitt, Assistant Minister. 

Families, about 400, of whom 100 are at Mission. Baptisms: Adults, 
6; Infants, 79; Total, 85. Confirmed, 47 (8 at chapel). Marriages, 
29- Burials, 89. Communicants: Present number, about 950, of whom 
48 arc at the Mission Chapel. Mission Sunday School : Teachers, 29 ; 
Scholars, 187. Parish Sunday School; Teachers, 71; Scholars, 623. 
Sunday Schools: Teachers, Total, 100 ; Scholars, Total 810. Industrial 
School for Girls : Teachers, 6 ; Scholars, 60. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, (church) #371 67; (at 
chapel, •19 30) ; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, 7,535 
63 ; Sunday Schools, %666 48 ; Industrial School, $39 18 ; Increase and 



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improvement of Church property, $17,057 93; Relief Association, 
8436 21 ; Industrial Aid Association, is 130 00 ; Offerings of Mission 
School, *ioi 32. Total ^26,357 72 

DioctSAN : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
%\o 00. T. P. Association for Theological Education, I337 00; Fundfor 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, k^^x 91 ; Homes of the Aged and Orphan House, 
♦316 03; Hospital (St. John's) %12^ 00 ; Home for Consumptives 
♦ ^,ooD 00 ; Sheltering Arms Nursery, 4^3,752 09. Total. . ..17,894 03 

General : Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $51 75 ; Domes- 
tic Missions, ^610 85; Home Missions to Colored People, $129 86; 
Foreign Missions, ^288 25; Indian Missions, %io8 91; Seamen's Mis- 
sion, f?35 44. Total 1 $1,225 c6 

Total of Offerings ^35>47^ ^* 

Two services are held, each Lord's Day, at the Mission Chapel, as 
well as in the Church. In sustaining these chapel services, valued aid has 
been received from gentlemen of the Parish acting as Lay Readers. The 
Rector has held a service on one Sunday afternoon in each month, at the 
Home for Consumptives, and has officiated, from time to time, at the 
Sheltering Arms Nursery. The beautiful and commodious rectory, to 
which allusion was made in the last Report, has been completed 
diring the year, and is a valuable addition to the property of the Parish, 
and to the comfort of the Rector. 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Joseph Albert Nock, Rector. 

Families, 60 ; Individuals, 225 ; Baptisms: Adults, 1 ; Infants, 10 ; To- 
tal, 11. Confirmed, 6. Marriages, i. Burials, 6. Communicants: Ad- 
mitted, 5 ; Received into the Parish, 6 ; Removed from the Parish, 14; 
Died, 2 ; Present Number, 75. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 7; 
P'emale, 18 ; Total, 25. Scholars, Male, 91 ; Female, ill; Total, 202. 
Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 2; Scholars, 13. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Total ^2,385 00 

Diocesan Diocesan Missions, $4 35. Total (4 35 

Total of Offerings (^2,389 35 

The present incumbent took charge of the parish on the 1st of Febru- 
ary of the present year, and found it in a depressed condition. This 
state of things was greatly owing to the fact, no doubt, that there had 
been no Rector for upwards of six months previous. During the past 



Parochial Reports, 1875. • 95 

winter, the congregation has increased very largely, renewed activify and 
harmony prevail throughout the Parish. A large Infant School Room has 
been constructed in the basement of the church, for the payment of 
which, the credit attaches to the ladies of the congregation. 

The ** Envelope" system has been adopted, and is working with grati- 
fying results. 

The Rector believes the parish to be in a healthy condition, feels en- 
couraged in his work and hopes for the church a steady and satisfactory 
growth. 

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, GREENPOINT. 
The Rev. Thos. W. Ilaskins, Rector. 

Families, 241 \ Individuals, 1,106. Baptisms: Adults, 7 ; Infants, 64; 
Total, 71. Confirmed, 51. Marriages, 10. Burials, 31. Communi- 
cants: Admitted, 66; Received into the Parish, 14; Removed irom the 
Parish, 26; Died, 5 ; Present Number, 259. Sunday Schools, includ- 
ing Branch Schools: Teachers and Officers, Male, 15; Female, 33; 
Total, 48. Scholars, Male, 189: Female, 211 ; Total, 400. Industrial 
School for Girls: Teachers, 3 ; Scholars, 104. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, #485 28; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, 4^3,540 94; Sunday Schools, 
(345 10; Industrial School, %"] 49; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, ^279 92; Mission Work within Parish, %zio 17; 
Women's Employment Soc, %^o 21 ; Choral Society, ^400 00; Christ- 
mas and Easter Festivals, %\zo 95. Total %^^\^o 06 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, ^21 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
I22 GO; Diocesan Fund, %z^ 00; Diocesan Missions, 89 17; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $10 73; Homes of the Aged, Orphan House, 
1^25 00 ; St. John's Hospital, ^5 81. Total $118 71 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $7 00 ; 
Domestic Committee, ^49 88 ; Foreign Committee, $4 03 \ Bishop 

Whipple, ^2 65 ; Church Mission to Jews, %-] 63. Total $71 19 

Total of Offerings ^5)^39 9^ 

Estimated value of church property $38,000. Sitting capacity of 
Church, 450, Chapel 200. Means of support : Pew rents and envelope 
system. Population of Ward about 25,000, largely composed of the la- 
boring classes. 



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CALVARY CHURCH, BROOKLYN E. D. 
The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 27; Total, 31. ConHrmed, 41. Mar- 
riages, 14. Burials, 38. Communicants: Admitted, 42; Received into 
the Parish, 11 ; Removed from the Parish, 17; Died, 2; Present Num- 
ber, 287. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 10; Female, 24; Total, 
34. Scholars, Male, 163; Female, 205; Total, 368. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^159 35; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, 154,037 07 ; Sunday School, 
♦866 61 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, $622 00; 
Paid on account principal, church debt, 1^241 75. 

Total 155,926 78 

Ducesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $36 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
♦ 10 CO; Diocesan Missions, $29 70; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$10 GO; Homes of the Aged, $20 00; Orphan House, (2* 16; St. 
John's Hospital, ^^36 00 ; Orphanage Building Fund, $17 97. 

Total $180 83 

General: Domestic Committee, #21 34. Total (21 34 

Total of Offerings $6,128 95 

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CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Alfred H. Partridge, Rector. 

Families, 180. Baptisms: Adults, 22; Infants, 74; Total 96. Con- 
firmed, 32. Marriages, 29. Burials, 79. Communicants: Admitted, 
84; Received into the parish, 20; Removed from the parish, 20; Died, 
I/; Present number, about 400. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, \t\ 
Female, 34; Total, 46; Scholars, 520. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^^235 66; All current 

expenses, including Rector*s salary, ^8,370 61 ; Sunday School, I993 99 

expended, 1 1,106 50; Young People's Association during the year» 

♦590 00 Total % 1 0,190 26 

Diocesan: Salary of Bishop, assessment, S5175 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
^30 00, Diocesan Missions, ♦So 19, May 4-1874, $83 05 ; Fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergy, 1^49 62 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, 
^59 74' y^^ ^^ make up ♦ 100 00 ; Foreign and domestic missions, $101 70; 

Increase of ministry $39 6 1 ; Total $535 86 

Total of Offerings $10^726 12 



Parochial Reports^ 1 87 5. 97 

GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E, D. 
The Rev. VVm. S. Chad well, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 5 ; Infants, 56 ; Total 61. Confirmed, 26, Mar- 
iageSy 5. Burials, 16. Communicants: Admitted, 8 ; Received into 
iic pariah, 4 ; Removed from the Parish, 20 ; Died 2 ; Present number, 
65. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 3; Female, 22; Total, 25. 
cholars, Male, 133; Female, 170; Total, 303. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, <5i 17 22 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $2,961 00; Sunday School, ^5307 32: 
ncrease and improvement of Church Property, ^450 00. 

'Total *3,835 54 

Diocesan : Salary of Bishop, assessment, §26 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
520 00; Diocesan Missions, $12 54; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
•8 85 ; Homes of the Aged, 158 00; Individual contributions to proposed 
ving, |;86 05. Total *i6i 44 

General : Domestic Committee, ^40 00. Total $40 co 

Total of Offerings ^4,036 98 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. S. M. Haskins, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 7; Infants, 45; Total 52. Confirmed, 24. Mar- 
iages, 25; Burials, 29. Communicants: Admitted, 30; Received into 
;hc parish, 7 : Removed from the parish, 1 1 ; Died, 7; Present number, 
;4]. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 5; Female, 33; Total, 38. 
scholars, Male, 145; Female, 162; Total, 307. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^263 79; All current 
:xpenses, including Rector's salary, ^3, 730 00; Sunday School, $587 00; 
Parochial Aid, 4^892 93 ; Increase and improvement of Church Prop- 
erty, $350 00., Total $5,82372 

Diocesan : Salary of Bishop, assessment, $72 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
kz5 00; Diocesan Missions, #37 17 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
\\% 68 ; Homes of the Aged, $100 00; Orphan House, $28 95 ; Hos- 
pital (St John's) $ II 84. Total $293 64 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $17 02; 
Indian Missions, $27 50; Increase of ministry, ^20 40. Total. $64 92 

Total of Offerings %6,i82 28 

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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E.D. 
The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector. 

Families, 140; Individuals, 300. Baptisms: Infants, 23; Total, 23. 
Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 5. Burials, 14. Communicants: Admitted, 
21 , Received into the Parish, 1 1 ; Removed from the Parish, 10 ; Died, 
10; Present Number, 130. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 
13; Total, 16. Scholars, Male, 100; Female, 150; Total, 250. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, I485 32; All current 

expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,682 68 ; Sunday School, $200 00. 

Total ••5,368 CO 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $33 co ; Diocesan 

Fund, $20 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $15 00. 

Total $68 00 

Total of Offerings •5>436 00 

Notwithstanding the stringency in monetary affairs the Parish has paid 
promptly the semi-annual instalment o( interest. Woman's work in the 
Parish in the past year is beyond praise ; they have netted nearly one 
thousand dollars by their self-denying devotion to the Societies of the 
Church. 

The Sunday School room has been thoroughly remodeled, the walls 
tinted French gray^ and ceiling light blue. Glass doors have been added, 
separating the Infant Department from the rest of the scholars. A hand- 
some Corona was suspended in the chancel as an Easter offering from one 
deeply interested in the welfare of the Parish. 

ST. THOMAS' MISSION, BROOKLYN. 
Cornelius L. Twing, Lay Reader. 

Families, 12; Individuals, 65. Baptisms: Infants, 2; Total, 2. Con- 
firmed, 5* Communicants: Admitted, 1; Present Number, 14. Sunday 
School : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 7 ; Total, lo. Scholars, Male, 
20; Female, 22; Total, 42. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $26 61 \ All current ex- 
penses, from Offertory, $133 48; Sunday School, tie 00 ; From contri- 
butions for the Mission, $260 10; Proceeds of a Festival, $104 68. 
Total $534 ^7 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, (10 85 ; Total , $10 8 J 

Total of Offerings $54$ 7* 



Parochial Reports^ 1875. 99 

ST. TIMOTHY'S, BROWNSVILLE. 
Mr. William H. Tomlins, Lay Reader. 

Families, 20 ; Individuals, 50. Baptisms : 3. Communicants, 20. 
Sunday School Teachers, 5 ; Scholars, 30. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

On account current expenses^ (I75 00; Miscellaneous, (134 98. 

Total $109 98 

TRINITY CHURCH, EAST NEW YORK. 
The Rev. Joseph I. Elsegood, Rector. 

Families, 120; Individuals, 450. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 44 ; 
Total, 47. Confirmed, 32. Marriages, 8. Buiials, 26. Communi- 
cants: Admitted, 32; Received, 17; Removed, 28; Died, 4; Present 
Number, 142. Sunday School : Officers, Male, 5: Female, i; Total 6. 
Teachers, Male, 10; Female, 19; Total, 29. Scholars, Male, 104; 
Female, 204 ; Total, 308. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, I69 26 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $(998 84; Sunday School, <ili 5^ 00; 

Ladies' aid society,$250 51. Toul ^^1^473 ^i 

Diocesan: Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, (8 06; Epis- 
copal fund, $5 DO; Diocesan fund, %\o 00; Diocesan missions, %% 25; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $5 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$15 00 ; Interest on bond for three years, due April ist, 1875, %2\ 00. 

Total I72 36 

Total of Offerings ^**54S 9* 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, FLATBUSH. 
The Rev. James W. Bradin, Jr. 

Families, 35; Individuals, L50. Baptisms: Adults, Hospital, i; 
Infants, Parish, 4, Alms House and Hospital, 33 ; Total, 38. Marriages, 
1. Burials: Parish, 2 ; Hospital, i; Total, 3. Communicants: Re- 
ceived into the parish, 2 ; Removed from the parish, 5 ; Present number, 
55. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 9; Total, n. 
Scholars, Male, 25 ; Female, 40; Total, 65. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $32 03 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,388 86; Sunday School, $75 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of church property, $4,456 25. 

Total ^5>9S2 14 



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lOO Diocese of Long Island, 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $70 00; Diocesan Mis- 
sions, %z6 92; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $19 51 ; Church 
Charity Foundation of Long Island, $26 90 Total I143 39 

General : Jewish mission, ^6 79. Total t6 79 

Total of Offerings $6,102 32 

The present Rector took charge of the parish in September and found 
that the old church had been torn down, and on its site a new chapel in 
process of erection. On Thanksgiving Day, the chapel was opened for 
the first time for Divine Service by the Bishop of the Diocese. The par- 
ish was from Easter to Thanksgiving Day without regular service?, and 
consequently the receipts and the record of work are far below their 
usual average. 

The Vestry have declared the sittings free, and the expenses are met 
through the Offertory. The change has been attended with the most 
beneficial results, the parish being thoroughly aroused to work, and the 
expenses almost covered by the receipts^ a feature unknown under the 
old system of pew rents. The plan adopted for the raising of moneys is 
through the subscription offertory, thereby dealing with human nature, 
not as it is to be in the millenium, but as it is now in its every day 
practical liic. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, GREENFIELD. 
The Rev. R. H. L. Tighe, Minister in charge. 

Families, 16; Individuals, 46. Baptisms: Infants, i; Total, 1. 
Burials, 1. Sunday School: Officers, Male, 3; Teachers, Female, 3* 
Total, 6. Scholars, Male, 6; Female, 12; Total, 18. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Sunday School collections, used for school purposes, 
%() 00. 

Diocesan : Diocesan Fund, $6 00. 

Total of Offerings $15 00 

The Minister in charge entered upon his duties the first week in Janu- 
ary, 1875. The above report therefore covers the period of only 4^ 
months. Previously a handful of people had been kept together by Lay 
reading under the auspices of the Missionary Society. Now we have t 
church building of our own (though too small for our purposes) the noble 
gift of a generous layman of the village of Parkville. 



Parochial Reports, 1875. loi 

QUEENS COUNTY. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, ASTORIA. 
The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector. 

Families, 99; Individuals, 462. Baptisms: Adults, 12; Infants, 11 ; 
Total, 23. Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 1. Burials, 10. Communi- 
cants : Admitted, 21 ; Received into the Parish, 16 ; Removed from the 
Parish, 12; Died, 4 ; Present Number, 226. Sunday School : Teachers, 
Male, 4; Female; 17; Total, 21. Scholars, Male, 95; Female, 97; 
Total, 192. Public Cathechetical Instruction, Every Sunday. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^291 68; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, (14,92^ 80 ; Sunday School, #100 co ; 
New Organ, #3,015 00; Reduction of the debt, 1(900 00 ; Organ for 
Sunday School, #1 70 00. Total $9,400 48 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, %\% 00; Diocesan Fund, 
• 15 00 ; Diocesan Missions, %\\ 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
^'i'i ^5 » Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, 11^30 00. 

Total *i67 25 

General: Domestic Committee, $19 00; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $10 00: Foreign C. ommittee, ii 5 00; Indian Missions, 810 00. 

Total f 54 00 

Total of Offerings ♦9,621 73 

During the past year a new organ has been purchased (and paid for,) 
at a cost of over $3,000 00. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, ASTORIA. 
The Rev. R. W. Harris, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms, 7. Confirmed, 8. Marriages, 2. Burials, 6. Present 
Number, 100. Sunday School : Teachers, 15; Scholars, 130. 

CONTRIBUTIONS : 

Parochial: Sunday School, %z\^ 40; Church Repairs, #403 76. 
Total $619 16 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, ^35 o3 , Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
111 5 CO; Diocesan Fund, ^72 00; Diocesan Missions, ^122 09; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Clergy, %\\-] 62. Total #391 71 

General: Domestic Committee, $192 64; Foreign Committee, 
$207 80; Evangelical Education Society, $98 12 ; American Bible Soci- 
ety, $116 03. Total $614 59 

Total of Offerings $1,625 46 



I02 Diocese of Long Island. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, COLD SPRING HARBOR. 
The Rev. R. T. Howard, Minister. 

Families, 3 1 ; Individuals, 96. Baptisms : Infants, 2 ; Total, 2. Con- 
firmed, 3. Marriages, 2. Burials, 4. Communicants : Admitted, 3 ; 
Removed from the parish, 3 ; Died, 2 ; Present Number, 43. Sunday 
School : Teachers, Female, 7 ; Total, 7. Scholars, Male, 24 ; Female, 
40; Total, 64. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $loo 20 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,100 00 ; Sunday School, $100 00. 
Total $ 1 ,300 20 

Diocesan: Diocesan Fund, %\o 00; Diocesan Missions, $11 00 ; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $15 00 ; Church Charity Foundat^ion 
of Long Island, $100 oo- Total $136 00 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, t8 00 ; 
Domestic Committee, (6 00 ; Home Missions to Colored People, $225; 
Louisiana sufferers by flood, $25 00 ; Kansas and Nebraska sufferers, 
$5 GO; To bury a poor member, $20 00; Sunday School Library 

books, $20 00. Total $86 25 

Total OP Offerings $1,522 45 

Mr. Charles Hewlett, a member of this body, and for many years 
Treasurer of St. John's Church, died in Oct., 1874. He was a thor- 
oughly upright man, and his loss is keenly felt in the Parish. 

ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL,. COLLEGE POINT. 
The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Minister in charge. 

Individuals. 212; Baptisms: Infants, 16; Confirmed, 18. Marriages, 
5. Burials, 10. Communicants: Admitted, 18; Removed from the 
Parish, 10 ; Died, 4 ; Present Number, 116. Sunday School: Teachers, 
Male, 5; Female, 18; Total, 23. Scholars, Male, 150; Female, 190; 
Total, 340. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,485 00 . 
Sunday School, 285 00 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, 
$25 00. Total ^*>795 00 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, $50 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, 23. Total $73 cx> 

General : Domestic Committee, $50 00 ; Poor, $78 oo. 

Total $128 00 

Total of Offerings ^ 1*996 00 

A central Church is absolutely necessary for the success of this Mission. 



Parochial Reports^ 1875, 103 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, FLUSHING. 

The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Rector. 
The Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Assistant Minister. 

Baptisms: Adults, 7 ; Infants, 28 ; Total, 35. Confirmed, 20. Mar- 
riages, 11 ; Burials, 27. Communicants: Admitted, 19; Died, 5; Pres- 
ent number, about 325. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 15 ; Female, 
15 ; Total 30. Scholars, 300. Industrial School for Girls: Meets ei^ery 
Saturday morning, Teachers, g ; Scholars, 50. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $473 00 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $5,32 1 93 ; Sunday Schools, $250 00 ; 
Industrial School, $50 00; Repairs of church, $212 69. 

Total 16,307 62 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, %\^^ 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$20 00; Diocesan Missions, %6\ 00; Theological Education, $127 40 ; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, (117 00; Church Charity Foundation 
of Long Island, $129 84. Total $617 24 

General: Domestic Committee, $173 56; Foreign Committee, 
$162 12; Special for Texas, 1159 71 ; St. George's Brotherhood for 
charitable work^ and missions, $2,599 10 ; Dorcas Society, about 
(350 CO; Woman's auxiliary aid society, valuation, $966 93. 

Total $S>3ii 42 

Total of Offerings $12,236 28 

A service has been held at Bay Side, since the first Sunday in November 
last, on every Sunday afternoon, and a Sunday School connected with it, 
under the care of George R. Van de Water, as Lay Reader. At present 
the congregation assemble at a literary hall. The general interest mani- 
fested by the residents, and attendance are such as to give promise of a 
permanent and self supporting congregation. The interest of the parish 
in the work in the outlying portions, has continued unabated during the 
last year. The Parochial statistics do not include the baptisms, contribu- 
tions, etc., of the chapel. There arc regular services held at'the town farm, 
at Queens, at Bay Side, and College Point. The debt at Queens has 
been nearly liquidated. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, GLEN COVE. 
The Rev. John Cavarly Middleton, Rector. 

Families, 114; Individuals, 405. Baptisms: Adults, 8 ; Infants, 20 ; 
Total, 28. Confirmed, 23. Marriages, 4. Burials, 17. Communicants: 



I04 Diocese of Long Island. 

Admitted, 44 ; Received into the parish, 20 ; Removed from the Parish, 
3; Died, 7. Present number, 135. Sunday School: Teachers, Mile, 
7; Female, 20; Total, 27. Scholars, Male, 81 ; Female, 82; Toul 
163. Daily Parish School: Teachers, Male, 2; Scholars, Male, 14: 
Total, 14. Industrial School for Girls: at Lattingtown, in St. Paul's 
chapel: Teachers, 6; Schola»-s, 24. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, #108 67 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,452 88 ; Sunday School, 1^183 50: 
Miscellaneous 6200 00; Cabinet organ, I? 15-0 00; Chancel carpet, $81 00: 
For guild purposes. 111 10 00; Altar cloths, %^o 00; Bequest of Mr. 
E. H. Somerindyck for Parochial purposes, $5,000 00. Total $7,336 05 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $25 00 ; Diocesan Fund ; 
$15 00; Diocesan Missions, $25 61 ; Theological Education, Society for 
Increase Ministry, $25 75 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $30 45: 
Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $60 00. Total. .. .$181 81 

General : Mr. Somerindyck's bequest, $6,000 00 ; N. Y. Bible and 
Common Prayer Book Society, $10 00; Domestic Committee, $20 co ; 
Home Missions to Colored People, $20 00 ; Foreign Committee, 20 00. 

Total $6,070 00 

Total of Offerings $13,587 86 

This report covers the year from Sept. 13th, when I first officiated as 
Rector of the Parish. We have great reason to be thankful for the evi- 
dences of vigorous life in the parish, and to hope for yet greater results in 
the future. 

The work of St. Paul's Chapel, Luttingtown, is full of promise, and the 
Sunday School, consisting of 43 scholars, is carried on succesfully by an 
earnest band of teachers. Our Parish Sunday School has grown from 15 
scholars to 1 20. 

A parochial guild has been formed, and is doing a good work, especially 
among the young men, for whom a suitable Hall for the meetings, and for 
library and reading room has been provided. 

The Rev. J. W. Sparks, has opened a boarding school for boys under 
favorable auspices, and it is hoped that it may receive sufficient encour- 
agement to develop into a Diocesan institution. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, HEMPSTEAD. 
The Rev. William H. Moore, Rector. 

Families, 113. Baptisms: Adults, 1; Infants, 19; Total 20. Con- 
firmed, 6. Marriages, 7. Burials, 26. Communicants: Admitted, 17; 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 105 

Removed from the Parish, 9 ; Died, 10 ; Present Number, 198. Sunday 
School : Teachers, 23 ; Scholars, 158. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^76 72 ; All Current Ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $3,160 40; Sunday School, $49 16. 
Total .,..$3,286 28 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $39 04 ; Diocesan Fund, 
#15 GO; Diocesan Missions, $24 16; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$18 50 Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $25 7^. 

Total $127 44 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $18 44; 
Domestic Committee, $31 50; Foreign Committee, $20 14. 

Total $70 08 

Total of Offerings *3»478 80 

During the past year there has been an unusual mortality among my 
communicants, by which we have suffered serious loss. But some conso- 
lation for our deprivation remains in the knowledge that they had lived 
unto Christ and arc now entered into His glory. 

GRACE CHURCH, JAMAICA. 
The Rev. George Williamson Smith, Rector. 

Families, 123; Individuals, 495. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 27; 
Total, 30. Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 6. Burials, 23. Communi- 
cants : Admitted, 43 ; Received into the Parish, 29 ; Removed from the 
Parish, 14; Died, 10; Present Number, 261. Sunday School : Officer.*, 
Male, 5; Teachers, Male, 1 ; Female, 21 ; Total, 27. Scholars, Male, 
60; Female, 84; Total, 144. Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 
8 ; Scholars, average, 30. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, S249 84 ; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, =^3,034 22 ; Sunday School, 
$280 GO; Increase and improvement of Church Property, $946 16; 
Enlargement, etc. of S. S* Building, ^1,150 00; Special Purposes, 
$197 00; Charitable Association of Grace Church, 1^466 21. 

Total *6,323 43 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, %^2 25 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$73 90 ; Diocesan Fund, $20 00; Diocesan Missions, $36 50; Fund 
for Aged and Infirm Cltrgy, ^33 00; Homes of the Aged, 5I273 ^O; 



io6 Diocese of Long Island. 

Orphan House, $113 86; St. John's Hospijal, $30 00; Building Fund 
"Church of the Resurrection," Richmond Hill, ti,ooi 50. 

Total $i>6i4 4» 

General: Domestic Committee. $137 55; Foreign Comniiticc, 
$61 61 ; Ladies Missionary Aid Society, $97 02; For Church at Belton, 
Texas, %'j(i 00; For Church at Belton, Tojcas, Special, $35 50. 

Total $407 68 

Total of Opferings W.345 52 

ZION CHURCH, LITTLE NECK, FLUSHING. 

« 

The Rev. Henry M. Beare, D.D., Rector" 

Families, about 100. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 27; Total, 30. 
Confirmed, 9; Marriages, 9; Burials, 23. Communicants: Present 
Number, 116. Sunday School : Teachers^ 11. Scholars, 70. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $3^ 00 ; Diocesan Fand, 
$20 00; Diocesan Missions, $135 77 ; Theological Education, 1915^' 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $63 73 ; Church Charity Foundation 
of Long Island, $144 12. Total $490 13 

General : L. I. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $60 60 ; 
S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $23 7^ ; Domestic Committee, 
1^222 27; Home Missions to Colored People, 91 10; Foreign Commit- 
tee, $243 24; Indian Missions, 1 120 00; Parish Library, $30 00; 
Nashotah Mission, $65 89; Good Friday Mission to Jews, $21 4"' 

Total $878 3» 

Total op Offerings ♦1,36^ ^^ 

A new Organ has been purchased, and is now used in the Church. 

The Sunday School has contributed $49 68 towards Domestic and F^'" 
eign Missions. Several hundred dollars have been distributed among ^^ 
poor and charitable objects from private funds. Gratuitously distributed: 
5 Bibles, 12 Prayer Books, 320 bound volumes, 12,500 pages of trac 1*1 
3,528 religious papers. 

The Sunday scholars and children of the Parish had delightful Eas^^*" 
and Christmas Festivals: about 200 children received appropriate presents 
from the Rector. New silk banners were given to each Sunday School 
class on the former occasion. The Rector is deeply grateful for the effi- 
cient services rendered on these and other occasions by Mr. Stuart F. 
Randolph and Mr. George D. Hendrickson of New York. 

The Parish Library numbers 1 190 volumes. 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 107 

The music of the Church has very much improved during the year, 
for which the Rector records and offers his sincere thanks to the dear 
young friends who thus kindly lend their aid gratuitously. 

The Parish is harmonious and prosperous — for which the Rector is 
thankful to God and grateful to his beloved Parishioners for all their 
kindness. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, LONG ISLAND CITY. 
The Rev. Charles William Turner, Rector. 

Families, 55; Individuals, 219. Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 11; 
Total, 12. Confirmed^ 11. Marriages, 3. Burials, 10. Communi- 
ctntt: Present Number, 72. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 5; Fe- 
male, 10; Total, 15. Scholars, Male, 73; Female, 68; Total, 141. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion : the greater part of this 
Fund is, for the present, applied to current expenses, #19 10 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $1,186 96 ; Sunday School, $200 00 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church Property, $100 00. 

Total 1 1 , 502 06 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment^ $18 bo ; Diocesan Fund, 
#5 20; Diocesan Missions, $13 05 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 

«7 32. Total $43 57 

Total of Offerings ^^9545 ^3 

CHRIST CHURCH, MANHASSET. 
The Rev. James E. Homans, Rector. 

Families, 102. Baptisms: Adults, 6; Infants, 13; Total, 19. Con- 
£rmed, 12. Marriages, 6. Burials, 20. Communicants: Admitted, 17; 
Received into the Parish, 6 ; Removed from the Parish, 5 ; Died, 7 ; 
Present Number, 141. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 12; Female, 
l6; Total, 28 ; Scholars, Male, 54; Female, 108; Total, 162. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $1 55 93; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $1,820 00; Sunday Schools^ 
$291 35; Painting and Repairs, $212 oo; Parsonage, I128 00; Cem- 
etery, $54 75; Surplice, Cushions, etc., $92 00. Total. .. .$2,754 03 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $12 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$36 CO; Diocesan Fund, $12 00; Diocesan Missions, $17 80; Fund 



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for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $13 69 ; Homes of the Aged, $13 44; Or- 
phan House, $80 00. Total $ 184 93 

General : Domestic Committee, ^30 00 ; Home Missions to Colored 
People, #12 50; Foreign Committee, ^19 52 ; Indian Missions, $11 75; 
Evangelical Education Society, ^34 00 ; American Ch. Missionary Soc, 
%l'] 50; Sheltering Arms, Brooklyn, $8 39; Mission to Jews, $5 62; 

Evangelical Knowledge Soc, ♦ 1 4 00. Total $173 28 

Total of Offerings $3, 1 1 2 24 

The " Ladies' Pastor's Aid Society " continues its Missionary work. 
The " Young Ladies' Helping Hand " has labored specially for the or- 
phanage of the ** Church Chanty Foundation " during the past year, 
sending some 200 different garments and contributions, to that object. 
Regular religious services are held at Great Neck, and occasionally at 
o.hcr points in the neighborhood. The Sunday Schools previously re- 
ported, continue under the general charge of the Rector. Repairs and 
additions to the Parsonage have been completed. And contributions to 
complete the furniture of the church by the addition of new and appro- 
priate Lamps, have been made. 

ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH, MASPETH. 
The Kev. C. B. Ellsworth, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 8; Total, 9. Confirmed, 1. Njar- 
riages, 8. Burials, 13. Communicants: Admitted, 2 ; Removed from 
the Parish, 2; Present Number, 40. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 
2 ; Female, 9 ; Total, 1 1. Scholars, Male, 39 ; Female, 4^ ; Total, 84. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All Current Expenses, including Rector's Salary/ %2,ooo co; 
Sunday School Festivals, $70 00 ; Charitable and Religious, ^27 5 co- 
Total ^2,345 00 

Diocesan: Salarv of the Bishop, assessment, %z6 00; Diocesan Fund, 
%\z GO; Diocesan Missions, $122 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
♦67 GO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $1 18 75. 

Total $34S 7> 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $69 00 ; 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $32 gg; S. S. Union and Church 
Book Society, l»3i 50; General Theological Seminary, $75 00 ; Domes- 
tic Committee, $227 25 ; Home Missions to Colored People, $119 20 ; 
Foreign Committee, ♦125 40 ; Indian Missions, #228 35; Nathotah, 
$240 62 ; Faribault, $240 62 ; Other Religious Offerings, #50 00. 

Total *»,438 94 

Total ok Offerings $4, 1 29 69 



Parochial Reports, 1875. io9 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, NFAVTOWN. 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Rector. 

Families, about 50. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 12; Total, 15. 
Confirmed, 9. Marriages, 3. Burials, 10. Communicants: Present 
Number, about 90. Sunday School : Teachers and Officers, Male 3 ; 
Female, 10; Total, 13. Scholars, Total, 55. Industrial School for 
Girls: Teachers, 16; Scholars, 120. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $168 30; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $4,394 96; Sunday School, 139 86; 
Industrial School, *5 39 30; Sundries, ^35 00. Total ^54,777 42 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $61 co : Diocesan Fund, 
Yi8 00; Diocesan Missions, 2^59 50 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
*53 18; Homes of the Aged, 4543 30; Orphan House, (by Sunday 
School), 27 08. 

Total $263 06 

(ieneral : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $17 70; 
Domestic Committee, (Mite chests, |5i 65 21) $260 66; Home Missions 
to Colored People, |52i 65; Foreign Committee, ^26 95; Indian Mis- 
sions, I529 10 ; Other Missions, |>86 50; By Woman's Missionary Asso- 
ciation, #304 05. Total $747 61 

Total of Offerings ♦S*?^^ °9 

The Parish, during the year past, has met with several losses, by death, 
and removal, while there are at present, but few new residents, who can 
be brought into the Church. 

The Woman's Missionary Association has prosecuted its work with 
unabated interest and zeal. The young people have also organized them- 
selves into a " Beehive," for Church Work, and have already done good 
service 

The expensive quartette choir has been given up, and a Volunteer 
chorus choir formed, which renders the Church music in admirable con- 
gregational style* 

The Rector has continued to hold service every Sunday afternoon, and 
on the chief Festivals, at St, Paul's Chapel, Woodside, with a constant 
good attendance. 

CHRIST CHURCH, OYSTER BAY. 
The Rev. Charles W. Ward, Rector. 

Families, 49: Individuals, 15 1: Baptisms: Infiints, 1, Total, 1, Mar- 
riagcsy 1. Burials, 2. Communicants : Died, 2 ; Present Number, 90. 



no Diocese of Long Island. 

Sunday School : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 6 ; Total, 7. Scholar!, 
Male, 25; Female, 26; Total, 51. Public Catechetical Instruction: 
No. of Times, 6. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $79 10 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,687 6l ; Sunday School, (167 32 
Total : •^934 ^3 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment $35 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$10 00; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island; $27 00. 

Total . $72 00 

Total of Offerings , $2,006 03 

The Rev. Mr. Ward took charf^e of Christ Church Parish, on Oct. 
18th, L874, and resigned on the zd of May, 1875, having accepted a 
call to St. Stephen's Church, Providence, R. I. His report therefore ex- 
tends only over the period embraced within these two dates. 

ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, RAVENSWOOD. 
The Rev. William S. Adamson, Rector. 

Families, 37; Individuals, 133- Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 8; 
Total, 12. Confirmed, 7. Marriages, 3. Burials, 5. Communicants: 
Admitted, 7; Received into the Parish, 10; Died 2 ; Present Number, 
52. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 3; Female, 8; Total, 11. 
Scholars, Male, 25 ; Female, 32 ; Total, 57. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $61 01 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, ^1,305 25; Sunday School, $121 50 
Total %^»\^7 76 

Diocesan: Episcopal Fund, $10 00; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
I15 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $7 82. Total*. .. .$32 82 

Total of Offerings (1,520 58 

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, RICHMOND HILL. 
The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector. 

Families, 30; Individuals, 158. Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants 7; 
Total 9. Confirmed 9. Marriages, 2. Burials, 2. Communicants: 
Admitted, 9 ; Received into the parish, 3 ; Removed from the parish, 1 ; 
Present number, 32. Sunday School : Officers, Male, 5; Teachcrt, Fe- 
male, 12; Total 17. Scholars, Male, 34; Female, 39; Total 73. 



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CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $11 11 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $881 69; Sunday School, tiij 61; 
Increase and improvement of church property, $2,440 92. 

Total $3,45 1 33* 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$6 50; Diocesan Missions, $9 22 ; Aged and Infirm Clergy, $6,95 ; Church 
Charity Foundation of Long Island, (of which Orphan House, from 
Sunday School, $3 80,) $27 80. Total I5 5 47 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $3 45 ; 
Domestic Committee, $1 1 35; Foreign Committee, $5 50; Mission to 

the Jews, $5 50 ; Total $25 80 

Total of Offerin(;s ^3»5 3 * ^^ 

By God's assistance, we brought our principal undertaking (the incep- 
tion of which was noticed last year) to completion on the 17th of De- 
cember last; when the Bishop of the Diocese consecrated our beautiful 
Church to the worship and service of the Triune God. There has been 
paid for buildings and furniture to this date, $5,929 75. This sum has 
been accumulated thus : 

OFerings by and through the parishioners (as 

above) ^2,440 29 

Reported last year 1 00 00 

$2,540 92 

Received from Grace Church Jamaica, (the 

mother Parish) $l,ooo go 

Received from individuals belonging to other 
Parishes^ and representing the Dioceses of 
Long Island, New York, Connecticut and 
Pennsylvania 883 83 

Reported last year i»Soo 00 

$3,388 83 

Some other matters not specially connected with the Church building 
arc still to be paid for, the cost of which will probably appear under the 
head ** Increase and improvement of Church Property " in the next an- 
nual report. This " the Lord hath done for us already, whereof we re- 
■ ■ fli 

JOICC. 

There has been a marked improvement in the attendance upon Divine 

*Of this sum the "Christian Work Association " raised $495 08, and the 
children of the Sunday School, $62 98. 



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Service and in the proceeds of the Offertory. The congregations arc 
larger than the figures given above would seem to indicate^ since wc con- 
tinue to draw the attendance of many from the vicinity, who hold mciw- 
bership elsewhere, even among other religious bodies. Upon the offer- 
tory and upon subscriptions for the purpose, the Church is dependent for 
support, as by resolution of the vestry the sittings arc free. 

The extra-parochial offerings reported are, for the most pirt, from 
Communion Alms. 

TRINITY CHURCH CHAPEL, ROCKAWAY. 

The Rev. Robert L. Pearson, Rector to May ist. 
Rev. Wm. M. Carmichael, D.D., Assistant Minister. 

Families, about 90. Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 21; Total, 23. 
Confirmed, 11. Marriages, 3. Burials, 14. Communicants: Admitted, 
3; Died, 3; Present Number, 150. Sunday School; Teachers, Male, 
6; Female, 10; Total, 16. Scholars, Male, 26; Female, 34; Total 
60. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^553 45; All current ex- 
penses, 45702 97; Sunday School: 4^220 11 ; Increase and improvement 
of Church Property, $181 65. Total tiylS^ 18 

Diocesan: Salary of Bishop, assessment $12 00; Diocesan Missions, 
*i6 27 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, i'ly 40; Annual contribu- 
tion of Joseph Hewlett to Diocesan Missions, $20 00. Total.. .$65 67 

Genkral : Domestic Committee, #2 2 43; Mite Chests, 4^22 75. 
Total *45 18 

Total of Offerings. $1,269 ®3 

TRINITY CHURCH, ROSLYN. 
The Rev. Charles Pelletreau, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 3 ; Infants, 20; Total, 23. Confirmed, ^. Mar- 
riages, 3. Burials, 5. Communicants : Admitted, 5 ; Removed from 
the Parish, 5 ; Died, i ; Present Number, about 30. Sunday School : 
Teachers, Female, 3 ; Scholars about 25. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $60 76; Total.. t6o 76 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $15 00; Diocesan Fund, 
^20 CO; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $16 50; Church Chanty 

Foundation, ti^ 00. Total (65 ^o 

Total of Offerings. $126 26 



Parochial Reports^ 1875. 113 

GRACE CHURCH, SOUTH OYSTER BAY. 
The Rev. S. S. Stocking, Rector. (Res'ce Jamaica, L. I.) 

Families^ 12. Baptisms, 17. Confirmacions, 6. Marriages, 1. Burials, 4. 
Communicants: Added, 5; Whole Number, 35. Sunday School: 
Teachers, 8 ; Scholars, 80. 

Total op Offerings S300 00 

GRACE CHURCH, WHITESTONE. 
The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbott, Rector. 

Families, 70. Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, 30; Total, 31. Con- 
firmed,! 5. Marriages, 8. Burials, 16. Communicants: Removed from 
the Parish, 6 ; Died, z ; Present Number, 74. Sunday School : Teachers, 
Male, 4; Female, 18; Total, 22; Scholars, Male, 120; Female, 145; 
Total, 265. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's salary, |(2,8oo 00; 
Sunday School, 9250 00. Total t^3»oqo 00 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^^41 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
ti8 OD; Diocesan Missions, $36 60; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$15 GO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, %^o 00. 

Total $ 1 60 60 

General: Home Missions to Colored People, ^5 00; Foreign Com- 
mittee, %z 1 00. Total $26 00 

Total op Offerings .... $3,236 60 

Since October 1874, service has been held each Sunday afternoon at 
Willets Point, and a Sunday School organized of about 25 Scholars. The 
Holy Communion has been celebrated monthly, to about ten or twelve 
Communicants. 

SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

ST. LUKE'S CHAPEL, EAST HAMPTON. 
The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, Minister. 

Families and parts of families, 6 ; Individuals, ig. Baptisms: Infants, 
1. Marriages, 1. Burials, 2. Communicants: Present Number, 10. 
Sunday School: Teachers, Female, 1 ; Total, 1. Scholars, Total, 10. 
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CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $94 54 ; All Current Ex- 
penses, ^100 00 : Increase and improvement of Church Property, ^489 00 ; 
Offertory, I5399 94. Total ^^1,083 48 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, (Offertory) $23 65 ; Church Charity 
Foundation of Long Island, assessment, %\o 00 ; A private gift, $10 00. 

Total »43 65 

Total of Offerings ^1,127 13 

The interior of the chapel has been painted, grained, and repaired ; 
the vestry-room enlarged, and fifty sittings added, at a cost of about 
^500 00. This amount was raised by the proceeds of a Fair given by 
Church people, sojourning with us during the summer. As heretofore, 
all our substantial tokens of liberality and kindness come from such 
friends. 

Tablets with illuminated texts of Holy Scripture painted on them, 
have been placed over the Altar. These were presented by a zealous 
church-woman of N. Y. city. Thanks for her beautiful gift. We also 
gratefully acknowledge a gift of Hymnals from a Churchman of Hartford, 
Ct. These continued favors are fully appreciated. During the month 
of Sept., a zealous Church-woman collected together and taught, (under 
my advice and approval), a class of ten Sunday School children. They 
were from families visitirg among us. At present, no other pupils for a 
Sunday School can be obtained in the village. 

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GREENPORT. 
The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Rector. 

Families, 15; Individuals, 6oj Baptisms: Adults, i; Infants, i; 
Total, 2. Confirmed, 2. Communicants : Admitted, 1 ; Received into 
the Parish, 5 ; Removed from the Parish, i ; Present Number, 30. Sun- 
day School : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 2 ; Total, 4. Scholars, Male, 
12; Female, 13 ; Total, 25. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Sunday School, ^393 79 ; Reduction of Church Debt, 
l?5oo 00. Total |i8g J -^ 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^10 oo; Diocesan Fund 
*5 25; Diocesan Missions, $12 75 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
♦ 1 75 ; Church Charity Foundation of Lcng Island, ^\ 00. 

To»' %li 75 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 115 

Gbnehal : Domestic Committee, $3 00 Total $3 00 

Total of Offerings ^93° 54 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, HUNTINGTON. 
The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector. 

Families, 85 ; Individuals, 300. Baptisms: Adults^ 2; Infants, 10; 
Total 12. Confirmed, 12. Marriages, 3. Burials, 5. Communicants: 
Admitted, 9; Received into the parish, 10 ; Removed from the parish, 
5; Present Number, 117. Sunday School : Tcach'trs, Male, 4; Female, 
11; Total, 15. Scholars, Male, 34; Female, 42 ; Total, 76. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, not devoted to special 
objects, $26 05 ; All current expenses, including Rector's salary, 
ti,9i2 50; Sunday School, $109 31 ; Increase and improvement of 
Church Property and rectory, $714 31 ; Donations to Rector, $100 00; 
Ladies' Missionary Society, $2 1 03. Total 4^2,883 20 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^21 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
4(12 CO; Diocesan Missions, $15 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$12 50; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $10 00. 

Total.... $70 50 

General: Domestic Committee, %\o 00; Indian Missions, annual do- 
nation for scholarship, from Sunday School, $60 00 ; Box from Ladies 
Missionary Society, $75 00; Nashotah College, ^12 50. 

Total I«i 57 50 

Total of Offerings 1 3, 1 1 1 20 

The new rectory has been completed, and the Rector took possession 
at Christmas last. The total cost was $5,115 32, in addition to which 
the Ladies of the Parish have expended about ¥900 in furnishing. There 
is a mortgage of $1,500 on the property for three years, toward the pay- 
ment of which active eftbrts will be put forth. 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ISLIP. 
The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector. 

Families, 30; Individuals, 100. Baptisms: Adults, 2 ; Infants, 15. 
Total, 17. Confirmed, 6. Marriages, 4. Burials, 5. Communicants: 
Admitted, 7; Received into the Parish, 4 ; Removed from the Parish, 5 ; 



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Present Number, 59. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 4 ; Female, 8 ; 
Total, 1 2. Scholars, Male, 36 ; Female, 27 ; Total, 63. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, % 1,425 18 ; Sunday 
School, 813 89. Total ^19439 ^7 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 812 50; Diocesan Fund, 
%\o 00 ; Diocesan Missions, ^46 73 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
J? 1 5 GO; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, %z^ 00. 

Total ^109 23 

General:* N. Y.Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, 87 50; 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, %z 50; S. S. Union and Church 
Book Society, j3?5 00 ; General Theological Seminary, ^5 co ; Domestic 
Committee, ^12 50: Home ^^ispions to Colored People, %^ 44; For- 
eign Committee, $(12 50; Indian Missions, $5 18; Bell for St. Mark's 
Chapel, * 170 CO. Total $225 62 

Total of Offerings.... ^*>773 92 

The Report includes the statistics of Christ Church, Brentwood and St. 
Mark's Chapel, Central Islip. 

The younger members of the congregation of St. Mark's Chapel, Cen- 
tral Islip, have raised by contributions, concerts, etc., a sum sutHcient 10 
purchase a bell valued at ^1170, which will be suspended in the tower, in 
season to welcome the Bishop at his visitation, on the 20th day of June, 
4th Sunday after Trinity. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PATCHOGUE. 
The Rev. J no. H. Prcscott, Rector and Missionar3^ 

Families, 13; Individuals, 70. Baptisms: Adults, 6; Infants, g; 
Total, 15. Confirmed, 1, Marriages, 2. Burials, i. Communicants: 
Admitted, 1 ; Received into the Parish, 1 ; Present Number, 16. Sun- 
day School : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 4 ; Total, 5. Scholars, Male, 
15; Female. 14: Total. 29. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, ^17 05; All expenses, 
including Rector's salary, ^400 00 ; Sunday School, $32 00; Increase and 
improvement of Church Property, $25 00. Total ^474 05 



Parochial Reports, 1875. 117 

Diocesan: Bishop's Salary, $5 00; Diocesan Fund, $3 00; Diocesan 
Missions, ♦o 65. Total %% 65 

Total of Offerings. ^482 70 

GRACE CHAPEL, RIVERHEAD. 
The Rev. Thomas Cook, Head of Associate Mission. 

Baptisms: Adults, 15; Infants, 32; Total, 47. Confirmed, 20. Mar- 
riages, 2. Burials, 15. Communicants: Present Number, 36. 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, RONKONKOMA. 
The Rev. James Ilattrick Lee, Rector. 

Families, 13; Individuals, 33. Communicants: Present Number, 15. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^325 co. 

Total *>3 2 5 CO 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 1^3 80 ; Diocesan Fund, 
^5 00 ; Diocesan Missions, ^3 72. Total %\^ 52 

Total of Offerings • ^337 5 2 

This Church has been closed since September ist, for repairs. 

CHRIST CHURCH, SAG HARBOR. 
The Rev. William Mowbray, Rector. 

Families, 84 ; Individuals, 209. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 3 ; 
Total, 8. Confirmed, 11. Marriages, 3. Burials, 11. Communi- 
cants : Admitted, 1 1 ; Received into the Parish, 1 3 ; Died, 2 ; Present 
Number, 107. Sunday School: Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 
7. Scholars, Male, 16; Femal •, 44; Total, 60. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, %\o 58; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^938 00 ; Sunday School, 8196 81; 
To poor persons, for food, fuel, and clothing, ^43 07. 

Total *i,2i8 46 

DiocLSAN : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^14 00; Diocesan Fund, 
%7 00 ; Diocesan Missions, %\ 40 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
♦3 30. Total $28 70 



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General : Church Missionary Society, $5 00 ; Evangelization of the 
Jews, *i 81. Total $6 81 

Total OF Offerings $1,253 97 

ST. ANN'S CHURCH, SAYVILLE. 
The Rev. Jno. H. Prescott, Rector and Missionary. 

Families, 27 ; Individuals, 1 15. Baptisms: Infants, 5 ; Total, 5. Con- 
6rmed, 6. Marriages, 2. Burials, 5. Communicants: Admitted, 6 ; Died, 
1 ; Present Number, 27. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 1 ; Fe- 
male, 6 ; Total, 7. Scholars, Male, 15 ; Female, 31 ; Total, 46. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $27 27; All Cursent Ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $700 00; Sunday School, $86 00; 
Increase and improvement of Church Property, $515 00. 

Total $1,328 27 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$5 GO ; Diocesan Missions, $5 35; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$5 10. Total $25 45 

Total of Offerings t^*3S3 72 

ST. MARY'S CHAPEL, SHELTER ISLAND. 
The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Missionary. 

Families, 12 ; Individuals, 36. Confirmed, 1. Communicants: Pres- 
ent Number, 16. 

contributions. 

Parochial: All current expenses including Rector's salary $228 57; 
Increase and improvement of Church Property, $56 10. Total $284 67 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 00; Diocesan Fund, 
$12 50; Diocesan Missions, $13 01 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$3 00. Total $38 5 1 

Total of Offerings ^323 18 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, SMITHTOWN. 
The Rev. James Hattrick Lee, Rector. 

Families, 28 ; Individuals, 76. Baptisms : Adults, 1 ; Infants, 4 ; 
Total, 5. Marriages, 2. Burials, 3. Communicants: Received into 



Parochial Reports, 1875. II9 

the Parish, 1 ; Present Number, 40. Sunday School : Teachers, Male, 2 ; 
Female, 5; Total, 7. Scholars, Male, 12 ; Female, 28 ; Total, 40. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, *!io 60; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, ^1,350 00; Sunday School, $20 oo* 

Total t» 1,380 60 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment,5i56 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
^22 GO; Diocesan Missions, $15 65 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
SI 5 70; Total...'. »59 35 

General: Domestic Committee, <?31 37; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $5 00. Total ^^d 37 

Total of Offerings $1,476 32 

Services were held at Stony Brook on alternate Sundays from Septem- 
ber to Easter. At Port Jefferson, services have been held under the di- 
rection of the Rev. Thomas Cook, every Sunday since September, Mr. 
L. J. Parker officiating as Lay Reader, on alternate Sundays until Easter* 
The Holy Communion has been once administered, and two infa. its have 
been baptized. 

CHRIST CHURCH, WEST ISLIP. 

The Rev. Fred'k B. Carter, Rector. 

Families, 47; In iividuals, 148. Baptisms: Adults, 3 j Infants, 7; To- 
tal, 10. Confirmed, 17. Marriages, 1. Burials, 5. Communicants: 
Admitted, 16; Withdrawn, 3 ; Removed from the Parish, 2 ; Died, 1 ; 
Present Number, 57. Sunday School : Teacher?, Female, 6; Total, 6. 
Scholars, Male, 22 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 42. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 555166 44; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $1,780 78 ; Sunday School, (Christmas 
Festival,) $90 00 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, 
♦375 cx). Total #2,41 2 22 

Diocesan ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, ^30 00 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$10 00; Diocesan Missions, #20 60; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
^11 28; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $38 00. 

Total *io9 88 

Total of Offerings 1(2,^22 10 

The foregoing statistics are to April 14th, when the Rector resigned 
the Parish. 



120 Diocese of Long Island. 

No Reports l)aDe been receiDeb from tl)e foUoiDtng 

CUTLRR MEMORIAL, BROOKLYN. 
ST. JOHN'S, FORT HAMILTON. 
ST. JOHN'S, ISLIP. 
CAROLINE, SETAUKET. 
ST. MARK'S, YOUNGPORT. 



(fTlrrtcal Erports. 

The Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell, reports: 

I have preached 97 times; read Morning Prayer, 49; Evening Prayer, 
45 ; Litany, 45 ; Ante-Communion, 43 ; Administered the Holy Com- 
munion, 16 times. Married 3 couples. Baptized 3 adults, and 13 infants. 
Attended 4 funerals. These services have been rendered in various 
churches in Brooklyn, but chiefly in the Cutler Memorial, of which I took 
charge from Sept. 1st, 1874, until Easter 1875. 

The Rev. B. S. Huntington, reports: 

I have officiated for the past year, from May to October, at Bergen 
Point, N. J. ; and from November to May at St. Luke's Hospital, New 
York; Sunday services at Bergen Point, 16; St. Luke's Hospital, 46; 
other places, 7 ; Stated daily services in chapel and wards of the Hospi- 
tal, 8^0; Holy Communion, administered 19 times. Baptisms, 1 aidult, 
and 1 infant. Funerals, 29. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy, reports : 

My health has greatly improved, and I have been able often to take 
the full services on Sundays and other holy days. 

I'he Rev. J. D. Philip, reports : 

Owing to illness during the past year, my services have not been as 
many as usual. I have occasionally read prayers at the Mariner's 
Cnapel, and assisted in the services at St. Paul's, and other churches. 
Mairiages, 3. Baptisms, 5. Funerals, 4. 



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APPENDIX II. 



Churches of the Diocese of Long Island, with the 
dates of their Organization and Admission into Conven- 
tion. The dates previous to 1868 are of Admission into 
Union with the Diocese of New York. 





KINGS 


COUNTY. 








Organised. 


Admitted. 


Bay Ridge 


, Christ, 


- June 13, 1854. 


- 1853 


Brooklyn, 


All Saints', - 


- August 4, 1867. - 


- 1867 


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Atonement, 


- February i, 1864. - 


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Christ, 


- May 18, 1835. 


- 1836 


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- February 6, 1851. 




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1854. 


- 1856 


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Good Shepherd, 


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- 1872 


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. May 3. 1847. 


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Holy Trinity, 


- November 26, I851. 


- 1852 


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• Aptil 4. 1869. 


- 1869 


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Messiah, 


- August 22, 1850. - 


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Our Saviour, 


- April 22, 1867. 


- 1867 


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Redeemer, - 


- December 26, 1853. 


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Reformation, 


- February 20, 1867. • 


- 1867 


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St. Ann's, - 


1784. 


- 1787 


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St. Barnabas', 


- January 15, ifyo. 


- 1873 


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St. George's, 


- October 24, 1869. 


- 1874 


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St. James*, - 


- May 25, 1868. 


- 1869 


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St. John's, 


- April 16, 1827. 


- 1827 


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- December 27, 1841. 


- 1842 


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- 1851 


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St. Mary's, - 


1836. 


- 1837 


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- May 25, 1859. 


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- December 25, 1849. 


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Churclies of the Diocese of Long Island^ 1875. ^25 

KINGS COUNTY {Continued). 



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St. Peter's, - 
St. Peter's Chapel, 
St. Stephen's. 

Brooklyn E. I)., Ascension, - 

Calvary, 
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Grace, 

St. Mark's, - 
St. Paul's, - 
St. Thomas', 

Brownsville. St. Timothy's, 

East New York, Trinity. 

Flatbush. St. Paul's. 

Fort Hamilton, St. John's, 

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- May 1, 1848. 


. 1848 


August 5, 1867. 


- 1868 


December 20, 184O. 


- 1847 


January 23, 1849. 


- 1849 


1846. 


- 1849 


May nj. 1853. 


■ 1853 


1837. 


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May 8, 1848. 

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September ii, 1854. 


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- 1836 


September. 29, 1834. 


- 1834 


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Organized. 


Admitted. 


Astoria, Redeemer, - 


- August 27, i8(j(). 


- 1866 


•' St. George's, 


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■ 1837 


Cold Spring Harbor, St. John's, 


- February 16. 1S35. - 


■ 1837 


College Point, St. Paul's Chapel, 






Flushing. St. George's 


- Between 1702 and i7'-»5. 


- 1785 


*• St. George's Mission. 






Glen Cove. St. Paul's. 


- May, 1S33. - 


. 1834 


Hempstead, St. George's, 


1704. . 


. 1786 


Jamaica, Grace, 


- June, 1 701. - 


- 1785 


Little Neck, Zion, - 


- June 17, 1830. 


- 1830 


Long Island City, St. J ohn's. 


- 


- 1866 


Manhasset, Christ, • 


18 19. 


- 1833 


Maspeth, St. Saviour's, 


- 


1847 


Newtown, St. James*, 


- Seplembcr. 9, 1701, 


• 1785 


Oyster Bay, Christ, 


- 


- 1837 


Queens, Mission Chapel. 






Ravens wood, St. Thomas, - 


- February 6, 1S39. 


- 1839 


Richmond Hill. Resurrection. 


- April 27. 1874. 


- 1874 


Rockaway, Trinity, - 


- Febiuary 14, 1844 


- 1848 


*• Trinity Chapel. 






Roslyn, Trinity, 


- April, i86<;. - 


- 1861; 


South Oyster Bay, Grace, - 


- 


- 1845 


Syosset Chapel, 






Whitcstone, Grace, - 


- September 6, 1858. - 


- 1859 


Woudsidc, St. Paul's, 


- May 7, 1873. 





126 



Diocese of Long Island. 



SUFFOLIC COUNTY. 



Brentwood, C*hrisi. 

Brookhavcn, Grace Chapel 

Central Islip, St. Mark's Clmpel. 

E»ist Hampton, St. Luke's Cliapd. 

Grcenport, Holy Trinity, 

Huntington, St. John's, 

Islip, St. John's (originally 1787) ; 

Islip, St. Mark's, 

Noyack Mission. 

Pdtchogue, St. Paul's. 

Port Jefferson. 

Riverhcad, Grace Chapal, 

Ronkonkoma, St. Mary's, 

Sag Harbor, Christ, 

Sayville, St. Ann's, 

Setaukot, Caroline, 

Shelter Island, St. Mary's Chapel. 

Smithtown, St. James*, 

West Islip, Christ, 

West Hampton, 

Yaphank, St. Andrews'. 

Youngport, St. Mark's Chapel. 



Oi^oiztid. 



July, 1S63. 

1745. 
1872. 

November, 15, 1847 



. June I, 1807. 

1845. 
April 30. 1874. 
1729, or before, 

July, 1853. 
August 28, i86<; 



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1854 



1846 

1875 
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1853 

1875 



APPENDIX III. 



^tattsttrs of tije Btorrse 

From May \cjh 1874, to May \%ih 1875. 

Clergy Canonically resident in the Diocese, ... q2 

Churches and Chapels, ...... 88 

Ordinations : Deacons, 7 ; PrieMs, 4 ; - - - . 11 

Clcrgj'men Received into the Diocese, - - . • 7 

** Transferred to other Dioceses, .... 8 

Candidates for Holy Orders, ...... 12 

Lay Readers and Catechists Licensed, .... 10 

Admitted to the office of Deconess, .... i 

Consecration of Churches, ...... i 

Parishes in Union with Convention, ..... 64 

Baptisms: Adults, 280; Infants, 1,701 ; Total, ... i,q8i 

Coofirmations, ....... 1,216 

Communicants: Present Number. ..... 12,821 

Marriages, ....... ^,059 

Burials, ....... 1,258 

Sunday Schools : Officers, 397 ; Catechists, 1,621 ; Total, - 2,018 

Sunday School Scholars, ...... 14,689 

Total Membership in 98 Schools, - • 16,707 
Offerings and Contributions : 

For Parochial Purposes, , - - - $386,496.60 

Diocesan ** .... 40,78951 

General " .... 49.609.73 

Total, - - $476,895.84 

The forgoing items do not give a complete view of the Diocese since the last 
Convention, in all respects, as some Parishes have either failed to report, or 
have given only a few particulars. 

The Sunday School Statistics are taken from the Third Annual Report of the 
S. S. Convocation. 



Kounial of tf)t ^tgfjtf) ®onbention. 

1875. 



INDEX. 

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I. Officers and Committees ok the Diooesk. I 3-6 

II. List ok the Ci.ERt;Y, ..... . 7.10 

HI. Members OK THIS Convention Present, - - - ii-i6 

IV. Proceedings: - - - - . - 17 Cg 

Opening services, - - - - - - 17, 47 

Organization, - - . . . . jS 

Bishop of Long Island . 

Dflivcrcd a portion of his Triennial Charge on 

the Alleged Decline of the Christian Priesthood, - 17. 46 

Addressed the Convention, ... - 20 

Committees : 

On the Certificates of Lay Delegates, . - _ iS 

On the Incorpora'ion and Admission of Churches, - it| 

On the Diocesan Fund. . . - . |,^ 

On the Treasurer's Report, - . . . jy 

On the General Theological Seminary, . - - |y 

On Canons, ---._, iq 
On the Church Charily Foundation and other 

Benevolent Institutions, . . . . |^J 

On the Salary of the Bishop. .... jq 

On Sunday Schools, ..... ^0 

I'hc Standing Committee of the Dioccsi*, - . 67 

The Missionaiy Committee, - . . . f,?; 

On Christian Education, .... (,- 

On the Formation of a Diocesan Library, • • 67 



IndiX, 1 29 

Constitutions and Canons : 

Committee Appointed, . .... 19 

Diocesan Fund : 

Committee Appointed. ----- 19 

Report of the Committee and Treasurer, - - 36-40 

Elections : 

The Secretary, - - - - 18 

The Treasurer, - - - - - 18 

The Assistant Secretar}', . ... - 18 

Inspectors of Elections, appointed, • - - - 19 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, - - - 67 

The Missionary Committee, - - ... 68 
The Trustees of the Fund for Aged and Infirm 

Clergymen, - - - - - - 63 

Episcopal Fund : « 

Board of Trustees, ------ 4 

Report of the Trustees, - - - - • 23, 24 

Report of the Committee on- the Enlargement of the 

Fund, - - - - - - 65, 66 

Fund for Ajyjed and Infirm Clergymen : 

Report of the Trustees and of the Treasurer, - - 40-45 

Trustees elected for the ensuing year, - - - 68 

Missionary Committee of the Diocese : 

Report of the Committee, - - . . . 48-54 

Treasurer's Report, - ... - 54-57 

Committee elected for the ensuing year, - - • 68 

New Churches : 

Committee on Incorporation and Admission, ap- 
pointed, ------- 19 

Report of the Committee, - - - - -30,31 

Two Churches admitted into union with Con- 
vention, ---.---31 

Reports t 

Of the Committee on Credentials, . - - - 18 
On the Incorporation and Admission of 

Churches, - - - - - - - 30, 31 

Of the Standing Committee 6f the Diocese, - - - 20, 21 

Of the Missionary Committee, - - « - 48-54 

Of the Treasurer of the Missionary Committee, - - 54-57 



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Of the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund, 

Of the Trustees of the Aged and Infirm Clergy 

Fund, - - - - . 

Of the Treasurer of the Aged and Infirm Clergj' 

Fund, ------ 

Of the Trustees of the Estate of the Diocese, 

On the General Theological Seminary, 

On the Diocesan Fund, - - . . 

Of the Treasurer of the Convention, - - - 

Of the Committee on the Salarj' of the Bishop, 

Of the Treasurer of the Fund for the Bishop's 

Salar}% ------ 

On the Church Charity Foundation, - - - 

On Sunday Schools, - - - - - 

On Christian Education, . - - . 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, 

Resolutions : 

On the Adoption of Ae Rules of Order, 
On the admission of new Churches to the Con- 
vention, ------ 

On the Bishop's Triennial Charge, - - - 

On the Salary of the Bishop, Insurance and Re- 
pairs on the Episcopal Residence, 
Urging larger Contributions for Diocesan Missions, 
On the expediency of re-organizing the Mission 

work of the city, - - - . - 

Commending Christian Education and Church Schools, 
On the enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, 
On the Formation of a Diocesan Library, 
On Printing and Distributing the Journal, 
Of Thanks to the Rector and Vestry of the 

Church of the Holy Trinity, etc., - - - 

Of Thanks to the Officers of the Convention, 
On Adjournment, - - - - • 

Rules of Order : 

Adopted for this Convention, - - - - 

V. En SCO PAL Visitations and Acts : 

Confirmations, ..... 

Lay Readers, - - - - ' - 

Postulants, ------ 

Candidates for Deacon's and Priest's Orders, 

For the Order of Deacons, . - . - 

Admitted to the Female Diaconatc, 

Ordained to the Diaconate, - - . - 

Ordained to the Priesthood, - - - - 



23. 24 
40-42 

42-45 
47»4S 
21-23 

36.37 
37-40 
24,25 

26-30 
58-60 

31-36 
61-64 
65.66 

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31 
20, 6S 

25 
52. 54 

57 

64 

65. 6f, 

66.67 

68 

68,69 

69 
69 



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72 

72 
72 
72 
72 
72.73 
73 



Index, 1 3 1 

Resignation ef Parishes, - - > - - 73 

Clergymen Appointed to Cures, - - . - 73 

Clergj'men Received into the Diocese. - - - 73 

Letters Dimissory Granted, ----- 74 

Clergymen Deposed, ----- 74 

Consent to the Consecration of Bishops, - - - 74 

Consecration of Churches, ----- 75 

Examining Chaplains ... - - 75 

Summary of Episcopal Acts, ----- 75 

VI. Appendix I. — Parochial and Clerical Reports : 

Churches in Kings County, ----- 76-100 
Churches in Queens County, - . - - 101-113 

Churches in Suffolk County, .... 113-119 

Clerical Reports, - - - - - 120 

Summar}' of the Parochial Reports, 121-123 

VII. Appendix II. — Churches of the Diocese, with the 

Dates of Organization and Ad- 
mission, .... 124-126 

VIII. Appendix III. — Statistics of the Diocese, for the 

Year. 1874—75 - - 127 



NOTICE. 



The next Annual Convention will be held In the Church of the Holy Trinity, 
Brooklyn, on the Third Tuesday of May. 1S76. 



JOURNAL 



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Ninth Convention 



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HELD IN 



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May i6th & /7th, 
1876. 



BROOKLYN, N. Y. 
ORPHANS' PRESS— CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION. 

1876. 



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OFFICERS OF THE DIOOESR 



The Convention. 

The Right Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D., Presideni, 

170 Remsen St., Brooklyn. 
The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne. D.D., Secretary and Registrar, 

170 Carroll St , Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Assistant Secretary, Astoria. 
Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, 222 Henry St, Brooklyn. 

The Standing Committee.* 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., President, 157 Montague St. 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Secretary, 170 Carroll St 

John A. Paddock, D.D., 345 State St 

J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Flushing. 
Mr. Henry £. Pierrepoxt, i Pierrepont Place. 
The Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, 166 Remsen St 
Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 84 Remsen St 
'* WiLUAM Floyd-Jones, South Oyster Bay. 

The Missionary Committee. 

The Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., 230 Classon Ave. 

Charles W. Homer, 27 St James' Place. 

WiLUAM A. Snively, S. T. D. , 53 Remsen St 

Caleb B. Ellsworth, Maspeth. 

John A. Aspinwall, Bay Ridge. 
Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 222 Henrv St 
" S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, Secretary, 329 Washington Ave. 
" J. Augustus Hewlett, 165 Remsen St 
' ' Samuel B. Bartow, 44 South Portland Ave. 
'• Lyman R. Grkene, Treasurer, 99 Henry St 



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June 5th, September i8th, December i8th, 1876, and February 19th, 1877. Papers 
requiring their action should be sent to the President previous to these dates. 



4 Diocese of Long Island, 

The Depnties to the General Convention. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Henry £. Pierrepont. 

Noah Hunt ScHENCK, D. D Hon. John W. Hunter. 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D. Mr. John A. King. 
Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. *' Wm. Nicoll. 






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The Provisional Depnties. 

Rev. John A. Paddock, D. D. Mr. Henry P. Morgan. 

Samuel Cox, D.D. '• Charles A. Townsend. 
William H. Moore, D.D. ** Seymour L Husted. 

" Robert T. Pearson. Hon. Wm. A. Ludlow. 

The Tmstees of the Episcopal Fnnd. 

Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. Andrew H. DeWitt. 

" Charles R. Marvin. Hon. J. Lawrence Smith. 

" John D. Jones, Treasurer, 51 Wall St New York. 

The Tmstees of the Fnnd for Aged and Infirm Clergymen. 

Right Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. Mr. John A. King. 
Rev. N. H. ScHEXCK, D. D. * ' Thomas Messenger. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, iii Henry St, Brooklyn. 

The Tmstees of the Estate belonging to the Diocese of Long Island. 

Right Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D. 
Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. Mr. Henry £. Pierrepont. 

T. Stafford Drowne, D. D. Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert. 

John A. Paddock, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 

J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D. ** William Floyd-Jones. 

The Tmstees of the General Theological Seminary. 

Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D. D. Rev. William A. Snively, S. T. D. 

*' William H. Moore, D.D. ** Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D. 

** Charles H. Hall, D.D. ** George W. Smith. 

'• D. V. M. Johnson, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 

•* J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D. Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL D. 

'* T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. '* John A. King. 

** Samuel Cox, D. D. Mr. William Nicoll. 

** Edmund D. Cooper. *' Alexander V. Blake. 

'• John A. Paddock, D.D. ** William Mulligan. 






special Committees, 5 

The Ecdesiastioal Court. 

Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D.D. Rev. William H. Moore, D.D. 

Noah Hunt Schenck, DD. " Samuel Cox, D.D. 
Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D. '* William S. Chadwell. 

Rev. Charles R. Baker. 
Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D., Lay Assessor, 
Mr. William H. Onderdonk, Church Advocate, 






SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

On the Inoorporation and Admission of Ghnrohes. 

Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D. Mr. Henry A. Moore, 

Mr. John E. Lockwood. 

On the Diocesan Fund. 

Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D. D. Mr. Augustus E. Masters, 

** Henry B. Cornwell. ** John T. Walker. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer^ 222 Henry St., Brooklyn. 

On the Treasurer's Report. 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend. Mr. John Moore. 

Mr. Edward F. de Selding. 

On the General Theological Seminary. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont. 
** Alfred H. Partridge. ** John A King. 

Mr. Alexander E. Orr. 

On Canons. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D. D. Mr. Augustus E. Masters. 
*' William H. Moore, D.D. Hon. John W. Hunter. 
'* William S. Chadwell. Dr. William Gilfillan. 

On the Salary of the Bishop. 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 
'* Daniel y. M. Johnson, D.D. " Charles A Townsend. 
* * William H. Moore, D.D. ' * John T. Walker. 
Mr, Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer^ 222 Henry St, Brooklyn. 



6 Diocese of Long Island, 

On the Church Charity Foundation and other Benevolent 

Institutions. 

Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.I). Mr. Edwin Beers. 

Mr. William H. Fleeman. 

On Christian Edueation. 

Rev. T. Staftord Drowne, D.D. Mr. John D. Jones. 

John C. Middleton. *' James A. Hewlett. 

William A. Leonard. '' James H. Wheatley. 



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On Sunday Schools. 

Rev. Newland Maynard. Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen. 

'* Thomas S. Pycott. ** Briton Richardson. 

Mr. Frederick C. Clark. 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund. 

Rev. N. H. Schenck, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin. 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend. 

On the Diocesan Library. 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts. Mr. Henry M. Onderdonk. 

" T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. ** Wiluam H. Pars. 

Rev. William A. Leonard. 



LIST OF THE CLERGY. 

May i6th, i8j6. 

The Right Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D.. 

Bishop. 

The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbott, Rector of Grace Church, Whitestone. 

The Rev. Richard S. Adams, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. William S. Adamson, Rector of St Thomas' Church, Ra- 
venswood. 

The Rev. John A. Aspinwall, Rector of Christ Church, Bay Ridge. 

The Rev. William W. Ayres, Deacon, Assistant Minister of the 
Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. John G. Bacchus, Rector of the Church of the Reformation, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector of the Church of the Messiah, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Lucius W. Bancroft, D.D., Rector of Christ Church, Brook- 
lyn. 

The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector of St. John's Church, Hunting- 
ton. 

The Rev. Henry M. Beare, D.D., Rector of Zion Church, Little 
Neck. R O. Flushing. 

The Rev. Henry Bedinger, Deacon, Minister in Charge of the Church 
of the Holy Trinity, Greenport, and St Mary's, Shelter Island. 

The Rev. G. F. Behringer, Deacon, Minister in Charge of St. Paul's 
Chapel, College Point. 

*The Rev. Beverley R. Betts, Librarian of Columbia College, N. Y. 

The Rev, Charles H. Bixby, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector of the Church of Our Saviour, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. James W. Bradin, Jr., Rector of St. Paul's Church, Flatbush. 

*The Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Elizabeth, N. J. 



8 Diocese of Lang Island. 

♦The Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Norman W. Camp, D.D., Chaplain of the Church Charity 

Foundation, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Wm. M. Carmichael, D.D., Assistant Minister of Trinity 

Church, Rockaway, and Librarian of the Naval Lyceum, Brook- 
lyn. P. O. Jamaica. 
♦The Rev. Frederick B. Carter, Rector of Sl George's Church, 

Brooklyn. 
♦The Rev. George H. Chadwell, Deacon, Brooklyn, E. D. 
The Rev. Wm. S. Chadwell, Rector of Grace Church, Brooklyn, E, D. 
The Rev. Southard Compton, D. D. , New York. 
The Rev. Thomas Cook, Head of the Associate Mission of Suffolk and 

Queens Counties. P. O. Riverhead. 
♦The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 

Astoria. 
♦The Rev. J. F. Delaplaine Cornell, Brookl3m. 
♦The Rev. Thomas F. Cornell, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Henry B. Cornwell, Rector of the Church of the Good 

Shepherd, Brooklyn. 
♦The Rev, Samuel Cox, D.D., Rector of St James' Church, Newtown, 

and St. Paul's, Woodside. 
The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D.D., Rector of St Luke's Church, 

Brooklyn. 

♦The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D. D. , Brooklyn. 

The Rev. James O. Drumm, Rector of Christ Church, West Islip. 

The Rev. Edward F. Edwards, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Caleb B. Ellsworth, Rector of St Saviour's Church, Mas- 
peth. 

The Rev. Joseph L Elsegood, Rector of Trinity Church, East N. York. 

The Rev. J. Frederick Esch. 

The Rev. William T. Fitch, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, Minister of St Luke's Chapel, East 

Hampton. 
The Rev. Charles H. Hall. D.D., Rector of the Church of the Holy 

Trinity, Brooklyn. 

♦The Rev. Robert W. Harris, D.D., Rector of St George's Church, 
Astoria. 

The Rev. John J. Harrison, Rector of Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 

♦The Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rector of St Mark's Church, 
Brooklyn, E. D. 

♦The Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, Rector of the Church of the Ascen- 
sion, Brooklyn, E. D. P. O. Greenpoint 

The Rev. James E. Homans. Rector of Christ Church, Manhasset. 



List of the Clergy. 9 

The Rev. Charles W. Homkr, Rector of St. James' Church, Brooklyn. 

*The Rev. Henry E. Hovey, Rector of St Barnabas' Church, Brooklyn. 

*The Rev. Robert T. Howard, Minister of St. John's Church, Cold 
Spring Harbor. 

The Rev. Benjamin S. Huntingdon, Evangelist, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. William HydA, Elyria, Ohio. 

*The Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Rector of St James' Church, Smith- 
town. 

*The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rector of St Mary's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector of the Church of the Resurrection, 
Richmond Hill. 

The Rev. Joseph W. Lee, Assistant Minister of Christ Church, Brook- 
lyn. 

The Rev. Wiluam A. Leonard, Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, 
Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector of St Paul's Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy, Perth Amboy, N. J. 

The Rev. John McNamara, D.D., St Johnland. 

The Rev. John C. Middleton, Rector of St Paul's Church, Glen Cove. 

*The Rev. Wiluam H. Moore, D.D., Rector of St George's Church, 
Hempstead. 

The Rev. Wiluam B. Musgrave, Sag Harbor. 

The Rev. George W. Nichols, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. C. McIlvaine Nicholson, Deacon, Assistant Minister of 
Christ Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Joseph A. Nock, Rector of St Stephen's Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. Frederick M. Noll, Rector of Caroline Church, Setauket 

*The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector of St Peter's Church, 
Brooklyn. 

*The Rev. Alfred H. Partridge, Rector of Christ Church, Brooklyn, 
E. D. 

The Rev. Robert T. Pearson. 

The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector of Calvary Church, Brooklyn, E. D. 

The Rev. Joseph D. Philip, Deacon, f Brooklyn. 

The Rev. John H. Prescott, Missionary in Charge of St. Paul's 
Church, Patchogue, and St. Ann's, Sayville. 

The Rev. Thomas S. Pycott, Rector of St John's Church, Brooklyn. 

The Rev. E. Franklin Remington, Brooklyn. 

* The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector of St Mark's Church, Islip. 

* The Rev. Spencer S. Roche, Rector of St. Mark's Church, Brooklyn. 

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* The Rev. George Sayers, Jamaica. 

*The Rev. Samuel W. Satres, Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway. 
The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Rector of St Ann's Church, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. William Short, Assistant Minister of the Church of the 

Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, 
The Rev. George W. Smith, Rector of Grace Church. Jamaica. 
*The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D., Rector of Sl George's 

Church, Flushing. 
The Rev. William A. Snively, S.T.D., Rector of Grace Church, 

Brooklyn Heights. 
The Rev. Robert Bayard Snowden, Deacon, Minister in charge of St. 

John's, Greenfield. 
The Rev. Henry A Spafard, Deacon, f Assistant Minister of St 

John's Church, Brooklyn. 

* The Rev. James W. Sparks, Glen Cove. 
The Rev. L. R. Staudenmayer, D.D. 

The Rev. S. Stebbins Stocking, Rector of Grace Church, Souih 

Oyster Bay. P. O. Jamaica. 
The Rev. Richard H. L. Tighe, Deacon, f Assistant Minister of 

Grace Church, in charge of Grace Chapel, Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Ferris Tripp, Deacon, f Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles W. Turner, Rector of St John's Church, Long 

Island City. 
The Rev. Cornelius L. Twing, Deacon, f Missionary at St Thomas' 

Church, Brooklyn, E.D. 
The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., Rector of Emmanuel Church, 

Brooklyn. 
The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector of St. Matthew's Church, 

Brooklyn. 
*The Rev. William M. Willi an. 
The Rev. William White Wilson, Deacon, Assistant Minister of 

St Ann's Church, Brooklyn. 

Bishop 7, Priests 83^ Deacons 11 — Total 95. 



* Alumni of the General Theological Seminary. 

t Deacons under Canon 2, § V., Title I., of the Digest. 



OLEEIOAL MEMBERS OF THIS CONVENTION. 



The nanus of those absent are printed in Italics. 



The Right Rev. Abram Newkirk Littlejohn, D.D., 

Bishop. 



The Rev. Benjamin H. Abbott^ 
'* William S. Adamson, 
** John A. Aspinwali, 
** William W. A)Tes, 
'* John G. Bacchus, 

Charles R. Baker, 
** Lucius W. Bancroft, D.D. 
•* Alfred J. Barrow, 
" Henry M. Beare, D.D, 
" Henry Bedinger, 
*' G. F. Behringer, 
** Beverley R. Belts, 
•* Robert C. Booth, 
" James W. Bradin, Jr. 
'* Norman W. Camp, D.D. 

W. M. Carmichael, D.Di 
*• Frederick B. Carter, 

William S. Chadwell, 
" Thomas Cook, 
" Edmund D. Cooper, 
*' Henry B. Comwell, 
*' Samuel Cox, D.D. 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D. 
" J. O. Drumm, 

Caleb B. Ellsworth, 
** Joseph I. Elsegood, 

Charles H. Hall. D.D. 
'' Robert W. Harris, D.D. 
*' John J. Harrison, 
*' Samuel M. Haskins, D.D. 
" Thomas W. Haskins, 
'' James £. Homans, 
** Charles W. Homer, 
•' Henry E. Hovey, 



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Ingram N. W. Irvine, 
D. V. M. Johnson, D. D. 
Joshua Kimber, 
Joseph W. Lee, 
William A. Leonard, 
Newland Maynard, 
Tohn C. Middleton, 
William H.Moore, D.D. 
C. Mcllvaine Nicholson, 
Joseph A. Nock, 
Frederick M. Noll, 
John A. Paddock, D. D. 
Alfred H. Partridge, 
Francis Peck, 
John H. Prescott, 
Thomas S. Pycott, 
Reuben RHey, 
Spencer S. Roche, 
Samuel W. Sayres, 
N. H. Schenck, D.D. 
William Short, 
George W. Smith, 
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William A. Snively,S.T.D 
Robert Bayard Snowden. 
Henry A. Spafard, 
S. Stebbins Stocking, 
Richard H. L Tighe, 
Charles W. Turner, 
Cornelius L. Twing, 
Henry B. Walbridge, D. D. 
Charles S. Williams, 
William White Wilson. 



LAY DELEaATES TO THIS CONVENTION 



The names of those who were present are printed in Roman 
letters, and of those absent, or not heard to answer to their names, in 
Italics. 



Christ, 



All Saints', 



Atonement, 



Christ, 



Emmanuel, 



Gooo Shepherd, 



Grace, 



Holy Trinity, 



Mediator, 
Messiah, 



KIJ^GS COUJ^TY. 



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Benjamin C. Townsend, 
Edward Kent, 
George Self, 
Asa B. Richardson, 
Robert Dent, 
James Gough. 
William Brown, 
John Henry Mugford, 
Quincy C. De Grove. 
Charles R, Marvin, 
Frederick H. Trowbridge, 
William W. Pettit. 
David Hall, 
De Will a Brown, 
Frederick A Fenni. 
Jeremiah E. Caiy, 
Charles Robins, 
J. Williams Henry. 
Henry E. Pierrepont, 
Peter C. Cornell, 
James Augustus Hewlett. 
Joseph W. Greene, 
Charles A. Townsend, 
Clarence L. Burnet. 
(A^ Representation, ) 
John A. Nichols, 
William N. Se}rmour, 
Samuel B. Bartow. 



List of Lay Delegates, 



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Our Saviour, 
Redeemer, 



Reformation, 



St. Ann's, 



St. Barnabas', 



St. George's, 



St. James', 



St. John's, 



St. Luke's, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Mary's, 



St. Matthew's, 



St. Paul's, 



St. Peter's, 



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(No Representation,) 
George If. Alexander, 
John A. Tucker, 
Daniel A. Smith. 
Waium H. Waring, 
Lynde A. Catlin, 
Thomas J. Soden. 
Thomas Messenger, 
William Gilfillan, 
Andrew H. DeWitt, 
Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen, 
Edward W. Hale, 
Robert H. W. Rowe. 
Smith Tuttle, 
Samuel Orchard, 
Thomas H. Halsey. 
Frank Washboume, 
Henry A. Moore, 
Edward F. de Selding. 
John C. Davis, 
De forme Knawlton, 
Jerome Walker. 
William H. Fleeman, 
John W. Hunter, 
William Swift. 
Joseph Lockitt, 
Daniel A. Nash, 
William Shaw. 
Seymour Z. Husted, 
William H. Pars, 
Edward N. Pigot. 
John M. Phelps, 
Joseph S. Hibbler, 
William J. Kirkham. 
Augustus E. Masters, 
Briton Richardson, 
Augustus Ford. 
John T. Walker, 
Henry G, Nichols, 
William Addoms. 



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Ascension, 



Calvary, 



Christ, 



Grace, 



St. Mark's, 



St. Paul's, 



Trinity, 



St. Paul's, 



St. John's, 
St. John's, 



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Fort Hamilion, 
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Samuel Tealher, 
Thomas J. Snowden, 
John J. Stevenson. 
Samuel W. Whitnum, 
James W. Valentine, 
Thomas F. Roland. 
Frederick Cochen, 
James M. Richards, 
Walter Marahall. 
Henry B, Scholes, 
Robert A. Robertson, 
Alonzo Gauben. 
George Proctor, 

William DeLancey Riggs, 

Thomas L. Blackwell, Jr. 

David Longworth, 
Samuel C. Gaines, 

Richard S. Place. 

WUliam C. Hyde, 

James A. Taylor, 

Raphael C. Stearns. 

Frank C. Lange, 

James D. Davies, 

J. W. Van Sicklen. 

Henry C. Marshall, 

Christopher D. Robert, 

John H. Bergen. 

(No Representation, ) 

John S, Hoagland, 

Albert E. Johnson, 

Frank Z. Coates, 



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St. George's, 



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William Mulligan, 
John E. Lockwood, 
Edward W. Hewitt. 
James M. Blackwell, 
Jonas Stremmell, 
Miner Trowbridge. 



List of Lay Delegates. 



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St. John's, CM Spring Harbor ^ 



St. Gkorgk's, 



St. Paul's, 



St. George's, 



Grace, 



ZiON, 



Flushing, 



Glen Owe, 



Hempstead, 



Jamaica, 



Little Neck, 



St. John's, Long Island Cify, 



Christ, 



Manhasset, 



St. Saviour's, Maspeth, 

St. James', Newtown, 



Christ, 



Oyster Bay, 



St. Thomas', Ravenswood, 



Resurrection, Richmond Hill, 



TRiNmr, 



Rockaway, 



Trinity, 



Roslyn^ 



John D. Jones, 

Stephen Linington, 

Otioer Z. Jones, 

John W, Lawrence, 

J, W, Bar stow, 

IscMc Bloodgood. 
Geoige W. Cocks, 

James B, Pear sail, 
George F. Valentine. 
Henry M. Onderdonk, 

John H. Hentz, 
Charles W. Mulford. 

James J. Brenton, 

William S. Cogswell, 

Nathaniel Vanderverg. 

fohn A. King, 

Benjamin P. Allen, 

James Valentine. 

Gabriel W. Williams, 

William H. Woodhill, 

Harry Jones. 

William M. Smith, 

John S. Morrell, 

Nicholas Luquer. 

(No Representation. ) 

John J. Moore, 

Edward Schwacofer, 

Benjamin W. Strong, 

Thomas F. Voungs, 

Edwin M. Townsend, 

Edwin S. Coles. 

Blaize L. Harstll, 

Adrian C. Brooks, 
Jonathan Peck, 

Thomas Welling, 

George Bidgood, 

Orlow W. Graves. 

Charles Hewlett, 

Alfred Hewlett, 

A braham Johnson. 

(No Representation, ) 



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Diocese of Long Island. 


Grace, 


South CfysUr Bay, 


William Floyd-Jones, 
Arthur Wellwood, 
TredwellF, Carman, 


Grace, 


iVMes/one, 


Abraham Binmger, 
David Wagstaff, 
John Barrow. 


St. Paul's, 


Woodside, 


Lester D. Hibhard, 
John S, Power, 
Heniy B. Walker. 




SUFFOLK 


COUMTY. 


Holy Trinity, 


Greenpori, 


{No Representation, ) 


St. John's, 


Huntingdon^ 


Arthur T. Hurd, 
Franklin N. Grossman, 
Ira E. Doying. 


St. John's, 


Ishp, 


{No Representation, ) 


St. Mark's, 


a 


Benjamin S, Welles, 
John D, Prince, 
James Mainwaring, 


St. Paul's, 


Patchogue, 


(No Representation,) 


Christ, 


Sag Harbor, 


John B, Grummun, 
Wi/Iiain Buck. 


St. Ann's, 


Sayvillt, 


Isaac Borts, 
Walter Suydam, 


Caroline, 


Setauket, 


(No Representation,) 


St. James', 


Smithtawn, 


Caleb T. Smith, 
Frank P, Norton, 
J, T/mtrence Smith. 


Christ, 


West Islip, 


{No Representation,) 



PROOEEDINaS OF THE NINTH CONVENTION. 



Brooklyn, Tuesday ^ May i6th^ 1876. 

This being the day fixed by the Constitution of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Long Island for 
the Annual Convention of the same, a number of the Clergy 
and Laity assembled at ten o'clock, for Divine Service, in the 
Church of the Holy Trinity, in the City of Brooklyn, the 
place appointed by the Bishop. 

Morning Prayer was said by the Rev. Mr. Carter, the Rev. 
Mr. Harrison reading the first lesson, and the Rev. Mr. 
Kimber the second. The Rev. Mr. Maynard said the Creed 
and Prayers. 

The Ante-Communion Service was read by the Rev. Dr. 
Diller, the Rev. Dr. Moore reading the Epistle, and the Rt. 
Rev. Dr. Smith, President of the House of Bishops, the Gos- 
pel. 

The Rev. Dr. Hall announced, after Morning Prayer, Hymn 
133 : after the Ante-Communion Service, Hymn 277, and in 
the Communion office, Hymn 205. 

The Rev. Dr. Schenck preached the Sermon from the text, 
2 Tim. chap iii. verse i. 

The Offertory was read by the Rev. Dr. Haskins, and the 
Alms, which were appropriated to the Missionary work of the 
Diocese, were collected by the Rev. Messrs. Chadwell, Twing, 
Tighe and Wilson. 

The Rev. Dr. Smith said the Prayer for Christ Church Mili- 
tant, the Rev. Dr. Paddock the Exhortation and Confession, 
the Presiding Bishop pronouncing the Absolution. The 
Comfortable Words were said by the Rev. Dr. Snively, and 
3 



1 8 Diocese of Lang Island. 

the Presiding Bishop proceeded with the Consecration of the 
Elements, being assisted in the distribution by the Rev. Drs. 
Moore, Diller, Haskins, Johnson. Paddock, Smith, Schenck, 
Drowne, and the Rev. Thomas Turner of the Church of 
England. The Post-Communion was said by the Rev. Dr. 
Johnson, and the Rev. Dr. Diller pronounced the Benedic- 
tion. 

After a brief recess, the Rev. Dr. Diller, the senior presbyter 
present, took the Chair, and called the Convention to order. 

The Secretary then proceeded to call the names of the 
Clergy of the Diocese entitled to seats, when sixty answered 
to their names, and took their seats as members.* 

The Churches entitled to representation were then called 
over, and the Lay Delegates presented their certificates, which 
were examined by the Secretary and a Cominittee, appointed 
by the PRESIDENT, viz.: Hon. John W. Hunter, and Mr. 
William Floyd-Jones. 

The names of the Lay Delegates duly appointed were call- 
ed, when Delegates from thirty-eight Parishes appeared and 
took their seats.t • 

A constitutional quorum being present, the PRESIDENT 
declared the Convention duly organized for business. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Hall, the vote by ballot was 
unanimously dispensed with, and the Rev. Jacob W. Diller, 
D.D., was elected President. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Schenck, the vote by ballot 
was unanimously dispensed with, and the Rev. T. Stafford 
Drowne, D.D., was re-elected Secretary. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Snively, the vote by ballot was 
unanimously dispensed with, and Mr. Alexander V. Blake 
was re-elected Treasurer. 

The Secretary nominated the Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, as 

*The names of the Clergy who attended the ConTention are prefixed to the 
Juumal, p. II. 

t The names of the lAy Delegates present in this Convention are prefixed to the 
Journal, pp. 12-16. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 19 

Assistant-Secretary, who was thereupon re-elected by the 
Convention. 
On motion of the Rev. Dr. Schenck, it was 

Resolved, That the Rules of Order of the last Convention be adbpted as the Rules 
of Order of this body, with the exception of the last clause of the XXVIth Rule, re- 
quiring one day's previous notice of any change. 

The President announced the Rule of Order, providing for 
the admission of persons not members to the sittings of the 
Convention ; whereupon several availed themselves of the pri- 
vilege. 

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Smith, the Presiding Bishop of the Church, 
who had assisted in the opening services, was introduced by 
the Chair and received by the Convention standing. 

The following Letter, addressed to the Convention by the 
Bishop of this Diocese, was read by the Secretary : 

LETTER OF BISHOP LITTLEJOHN. 

Vbnick, A^ii a8th, 1876, 
Te the Clergy and Laity of the Dioeese of Long Island, in Conveniion assembled. 

Dear Brethren : 
Until within a few days I had no thought that I should not be with 
you at this time. As you will have learned before this reaches you, I 
have been unexpectedly detained by domestic affliction. The details, 
so fiir as they affect my movements homeward, will be made known to 
you through others. I had quite finished my work as "Bishop in 
Charge of Foreign Churches," and had begun to look forward with joy 
to the early assumption of my customary duties in my beloved Diocese. 
The necessity of a longer absence from you causes me deep regret. 
This regret, however, is lessened by the comforting as9urance that peace 
and good will continue to prevail among you as heretofore, and that 
aside from the temporary postponement of my visitations of Parishes 
desiring Confirmation at this time, there is no leading interest of the 
Diocese th«it will materially suffer. Though fully persuaded that noth- 
ing needing your care will be overlooked, I venture, in the earnest- 
ness of my solicitude, to beg that you will in your deliberations and in 
the practical measures you may adopt, have primary regard — 

1st To the pressing wants of the Missions of the Diocese. 

2nd. To those of our various Diocesan Charitable Institutions. 

3rd. To those of our weak and struggling Parishes which, though 



20 Diocese of Long Island, 

feeling very sorely, amid the financial depression of the times, the heavy 
pecuniary burdens resting upon them, yet cannot participate in the 
fostering care and help of our Missionary Committee. 

Commending to God, and to the word of His grace, yourselves and 
the Congregations of Christ's flock committed to your care, and pray- 
ing that all things you may say and do in this Annual Council may 
bring forth the peaceable fruits of righteousness, 

I am, Dear Brethren, most faithfully and affectionately 
Your servant in Christ and His Church, 

A. N. LiTTLEJOHN, 

Bishop of Long Island. 

Bishop Smith addressed the Convention, stating the reasons 
which led to the appointment of our Diocesan to the oversight 
of the Foreign Churches ; the wisdom and efficiency with 
which the difficult duties of the office have been dis- 
charged, and specially the significance of the great historical 
event of the time, the Consecration of St. Paul's, Rome ; and 
in conclusion dwelling upon the heavy affliction which has 
befallen the household of our Bishop, and has prolonged his 
absence from us. 

The Convention, through its President, thanked the Rt. 
Rev. the Presiding Bishop for his presence with us, and his 
affectionate address. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Snively it was resolved that the 
letter of Bishop Littlejohn be referred to a Committee, with 
directions to report to this Convention. 

The President appointed the Rev. Drs. Snively, Hall, and 
Schenck, and Messrs. Pierrcpont and Townsend as this Com- 
mittee. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Johnson, it was 

Resolved^ That when this Committee adjourns this afternoon, it adjourn to meet 
this evening in this Church, to attend a meeting to be held in behalf of the Missionary 
work in this Diocese, at eight o'clock. 

The President then announced the following Standing 
Committees and Inspectors of Elections : 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 21 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches, 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D. , Mr. Henry A. Moore, and Mr. John 

£. LOCKWOOD. 

On the Diocesan Fund, 

The Rev. Henry B. Walbridge, D.D., the Rev. Henry B. Corn- 
well, Mr. Augustus E. Masters, Mr. John T. Walker, and Mr. 
Alexander V. Blake. 

On the Treasurer's Report, 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend, Mr. John Moore, and Mr. Edward F. 
Ji^ Selding. 

On the General Theological Seminary, 

The Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., the Rev. Alfred H. Par- 
tridge, Mr. Henry E. Pierrepont, Mr. John A. King, and Mr. 

Alexander E. Orr. 

On Canons, 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., the Rev. William H. Moore, 
D.D., the Rev. William S. Chadwell» Mr. Augustus E. Masters, 
the Hon. John W. Hunter, and Dr. Wiluam Gilfillan. 

On the Church Charity Foundation and other Benevolent Institutions, 

Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Mr. Edwin Beers, Mr. William 
II. Fleeman. 

Inspectors of Elections, 

Standing Committee: For the Clerical Vote, — The Rev. Caleb B. 
Ellsworth, and Mr. Edward F. de Selding. 

For the Lay Vote. — The Rev. Henry E. Hovey, and Mr. Wiluam 
S. Cogswell. 

Missionary Committee : For the Clerical Vote. — The Rev. William 
Short and Mr. Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen. 

fbr the Lay Vote. — The Rev. C. McIlvaine Nicholson and Mr. 
Thomas Messenger. 

The Secretary presented the papers of St. Paul's Church, 
Woodside, applying for admission into union with this Conven- 
tion, which, on motion, were referred to the Committee on the 
Incorporation and Admission of Churches. 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented, and 
read by the Secretary : 



22 Diocese of Lang Island. 

OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE. 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese of Long Island respectfully 
report the following meetings and official acts : 

June 2ist, 1875. — '^^ Committee oiganized by the election of the 
Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., as President, and the Rev. T. Stafford 
Drowne, D.D., as Secretary. Stated meetings were ordered to be held 
on Mondays of the Ember weeks. The proper testimonial on behalf of 
Henry Bedinger, applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of Dea- 
cons, was signed. 

September aoth, i875.-^The proper testimonial on behalf of Robert 
Bayard Snowden, applying to be admitted a Candidate for Holy Orders, 
was signed. 

November 8th, 1875. — A communication was received from the 
Bishop, bearing date 15th of October, 1875, announcing his intention to 
sail for Europe on the day succeeding, in order to visit officially the 
Foreign Churches placed under his care and oversight, and during his 
absence authorizing this Committee to act as the Eccle3iastical Author- 
ity of the Diocese, in conformity with Section XIII. Canon 13^ Tide I. 
of the Digest Consent was given to the Consecration of the Rev. 
James H. Eccleston, D.D., as Bishop of Iowa, of the Rev. William 
Edward McLaren, D.D., as Bishop of Illinois, and of the Rev. John 
Henry Hobart Bro>vn, S.T.D., as Bishop of Fond du Lac, and the 
proper testimonials were signed. 

December 13th, 1875. — The proper testimonial on behalf of the Rev. 
Spencer Summerfield Roche, applying to be admitted to the Sacred 
Order of Priests, was signed. 

March 6th, 1876. — ^The proper testimonials on behalf of the Rev. C 
Mcllvaine Nicholson, applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of 
Priests : on behalf of William White Wilson, Robert Bayard Snowden, 
and Joseph Perinchief Cameron, applying to be admitted to the Sacred 
Order of Deacons ; and on behalf of John C. Welwood, applying to 
be admitted a Candidate for Holy Orders, were signed. 

May 15th, 1876. — ^The proper testimonials on behalf of William 
White Wilson, applying to be admitted to the Sacred Order of Priests, 
and of Thomas Benjamin Fulcher, applying to be admitted to the 
Sacred Order of Deacons, were signed. Letters were received from the 
Rt. Rev. the Bishop of the Diocese, regretting his inability to return 
in time for the Convention, in consequence of sickness and death in his 
family ; and a Minute expressive of sympathy with him in his affliction 
was adopted, and ordered to be sent to the Cleigy, with a request for 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 23 

the Prayers of the Diocese in behalf of our beloved Chief-Pastor and 
his bereaved family. 



Acting as the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, under the 
appointment of the Bishop, this Committee have performed the follow- 
ing official acts : 

November 8th, 1875. — Received into the Diocese the Rev. James O. 
Drumm, Presbyter from the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania. 

December 13th, 1875. — Requested the Rt Rev. the Bishop of New 
York to ordain the Rev. Spencer Summerfield Roche to the priesthood ; 
and the Rt Rev. the Bishop of Western New York to confirm certain 
personal friends in St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn. Letters Dimissory 
were granted to the Rev. Irving McElroy, wishing to be transferred to 
the ecclesiastical authority of the Diocese of Albany. The Rev. John 
J. Harrison was received into this Diocese from the Diocese of Con- 
necticut, and the Rev. Richard S. Adams from the Diocese of Albany. 
March 6th, 1876. — Canonical notice was received of the deposition 
from the priesthood of the Rev. P. F. Stevens, by the Bishop of South 
Carolina^ Letters Dimissory were granted to the Rev. James Hattrick 
Lee, removing to the Diocese of Western New York, to the Rev. 
Charles Pelietreau, removing to the Diocese of Albany, and to the Rev. 
George S.' Bennitt, removing to the Diocese of Massachusetts. Notice 
was received of the resignation of the Rev. J. Frederick £sch as 
Assistant Minister of St George's Church, Flushing, in charge of St 
Paul's Chapel, College Point The Rt Rev. the Bishop of New York 
was requested to ordain to the Diaconate William White Wilson, and 
Robert Bayard Snowden. The President of this Committee was 
authorized to receive or grant Letters Dimissory, and in case the Rector 
of a Parish desires the visitation of a Bishop for administering the rite 
of Confirmation, to sanction the necessary arrangements therefor. The 
Bishop of New York was invited to administer Confirmation in the 
Church of the Messiah, the Bishop of Ohio in St Ann's Church, and 
Bishop Southgate in the Church of the Reformation. 

May 15th, 1876. — St Paul's Church, Woodside, intending to apply for 
admission into Convention, the requisite certificate of approval by the 
Ecclesiastical Authority was granted and duly signed. It was ordered 
that the President and Secretary prepare the usual certified list of the 
Clergy entitled to seats in Convention. An invitation was extended to 
the Rt Rev. Dr. Smith, President of the House of Bishops, to attend the 
opening services of Convention* 

Notice was received of the resignation, by the Rev. William Hyde, of 
the Church of the Atonement, Brooklyn, and by the Rev. Charles H. 



24 Diocese of Long Island, 

Bixby, of ihe Church of All Saints, Brooklyn. The Rev. Samuel W. 
Sayres was received into the Diocese by Letters Dimissory from the 
Bishop of Northern New Jersey, and the proper notice received of his 
appointment as Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway. The Rev. 
George F. Behringer, Deacon, was received into the Diocese by letters 
Dimissory from the Bishop of New York, and the proper notice re- 
ceived of his appointment as Assistant Minister of St George's, 
Flushing, in charge of St. Foul's Chapel, College Point It was de- 
cided, in accordance with the Canon on Discipline, to re-nominate the 
present Ecclesiastical Court for election by the Convention for the ensu- 
ing two years. 

Charlks H. Hall, President 

T. Stafford Drowne, Secretary, 
Brooklyn y May i6M, 1876. 

The Rev. Dr. Walbridge presented and read the 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE DIOCESAN FUND. 

The Committee on The Diocesan Fund respectfully report 
as follows : 

There has been received during the past year, from 54 churches, 1,152 40 
There has been paid. Balance due Treasurer, May 18, 

1875 II 02 

There has been paid for Expenses of Convention, Print- 
ing of Journal, Assessment of General Convention, mil- 
eage, and sundry expenses '. 902 98 

There is now Cash on hand 238 40 

$1,152 40 

There is now owing to the Fund by delinquent Parishes about 100 
dollars, which the Committee hope will be paid without delay. 

H. B. Walbridge. 

H. B. CORNWELL, 

Brooklyn, May 16th, 1876, Committee, 



Mr. Charles A. Townsend presented and read the fol- 
lowing 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1676. ij 

OF THE TREASURER OF THE DIOCESAN FUND. 

r. Alexander V, Blake y Treasurer ^ in account with the Diocese of Long 

Island, 

!75. Dr. 

ay 17 Received from St. John's Church, Brooklyn $30 00 

St. George's, ** '* 2000 

Holy Trinity, Greenport 525 

18 '* '* St. Mary's. Shelter Island 2 00 

St. Mark's, Brooklyn 18 00 

Zion Church, Little Neck 20 00 

19 *' " St Mark's, WilHamsburgh 25 00 

Christ Church, Jamaica 20 00 

Trinity, Rockaway 5 00 

Chapel, Rockaway 2 50 

Christ Church, Bay Ridge 20 00 

St. John's, Cold Spring 10 00 

St George's, Hempstead i? 71 

Calvary, Williamsburgh 10 00 

St Paul's, " 20 00 

me 4 ** '* Emmanuel, Brooklyn 15 00 

ily 14 ** ** Trinity, East New York 1000 

15 *' ** St Mar)'*s, Brooklyn 30 00 

23 ** ** Christ Church, Brooklyn 3840 

26 " '* St Paul's, " 20 00 

27 *• *' St Peter's, ** 4000 

'* ** ** Redeemer, Astoria 1500 

ug 2 •• " St. Matthew's, Brooklyn 15 00 

3 *' *' Grace, Williamsburgh 2000 

9 ** ** St James', Brooklyn 40 cx) 

26 '* " St Paul's, Glen Cove 1500 

31 '* *• Grace, South Oyster Bay 7 00 

ipt 4 * * * * Christ Church, West Islip 1000 

*' " '• St. Luke's, Brooklyn 20 00 

ID '' *' Christ Church, Oyster Bay 1000 

16 *' " Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 6000 

17 ** ** Christ Church, Sag Harbor 9 00 

18 *' *' " *' Williamsburgh 3000 

*' St Mark's, Islip 10 00 

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Received from St George's, Flushing 20 00 

*' *' Redeemer, Brooklyn 3000 

Reformation, " 2500 

St George\s, Astoria 1 5 00 

St John's Long Island City 12 00 

St. James*, Smithtown 10 00 

'* ** Newtown 18 00 

Christ Church, Manhasset 12 00 

St Ann's, Brooklyn 80 00 

St. Paul's, Flatbush 15 00 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 18 00 

St George's, Brooklyn 20 00 

Grace, Whitestone 18 00 



Messiah, Brooklyn 25 00 

St Barnabas', ** . 10 00 

Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 18 00 

St George's, Hempstead '3 54 

St John's, Huntington 1 2 00 

Ascension, Greenpoint 1 5 00 

Resurrection, Richmond Hill ... . 6 50 

Trinity, East New York 10 00 

St John's, Brooklyn 22 50 

Grace, Brooklyn Heights 60 00 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 9 co 

St Mark's, Brooklyn 18 00 



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May 15, Balance brought down Cash on hand $238 40 



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** ** ** William Mowbray 


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10 00 




** ** '' Thomas Cook 


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*' '* ** John H. Prescott 

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May 19 Paid Rev. C. H. Hall, D.D., exp. of Convention, 

bill of A. Thompson for lunch at " 
" Rev. Dr. Drowne, for postage, station- 
ery, express charges, etc , the past year. . . 
Qaremont M'f 'g Co. for Journals Gen. Con. 

Kennard k Kay, for printing 

N. Matthews, Treas., Assess, of Gen. Con., 

90 clergymen, $1.00 each 

Globe Stationery and Printing Co. on acc't . . 
do. 

do. balance due 

T. L. James, P. M., for stamped envelopes, 
Sterling Fire Ins. Co. for renewal of Policy 

on Church at Brentwood 

for 100 postal cards and blank book 

H. M. Gardner, for printing circulars 



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Paid A. V. Blake for clerical assistance, per resolu- 
tion of Convention 

for 2GG stamped envelopes 

Endicott & Co., printing circulars 

for check stamps 

Church Charity Foundation, bill of printing, 

bill of Jno. W. Amerman for printing circu- 
lars for Dioc. Library, stamped envelopes, 

etc., (B. R. Betis) 

Cash on hand to new account 



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$1,152 4G 



SUMMARY OF RBCEIFTS. 



Payments by 54 Churches $1, 152 40 



SUMMARY OF PAYMENTS. 



Mileage, expenses of Convention, printing of Journal, and 

sundries $902 98 

Amount due Treasurer, May 17th, 1875 11 02 

Cash on hand, May 15th, 1876 238 40 



$1,152 40 



28 Diocese of Long Island, 

Examined, compared with vouchers, and found correct, 

Chas. a. Townsend, 

Edward F. de Selding, 

Jno. J. Moors, 

Auditing Commit Uc, 
Brooklyn^ May i^thy i8j6. 

The Rev. Dr. Drowne presented- and read the 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SALARY OF THE 

BISHOP. 

The Committee **on the Salar}' of the Bishop" respectfully report 
that pursuant to the resolution of the last Convention, assessments 
have been made upon the several Parishes of the Diocese, and the 
report of the Treasurer shows the following results : 

Receipts : 

Cash on hand, May 17, 1875 $^372 J7 

Received from Treasurer of Episcopal Fund. ... 3, 944 77 

Received from Fifty-nine Churches 2,992 24 

$8,309 28 
Pavnunis : 

Paid Bishop Littlejohn $6, 125 00 

Paid for repairs on Episcopal Residence 640 00 6,765 00 

Balance Cash on hand $i>544 28 

There is now owing from this Fund $610, leaving the actual balance 
on hand about $934* 

There is owing to the Fund from different churches about $200.00, 
but the prospect of collecting much of it, is ver}* poor and uncer- 
tain. 

Owing to a resolution at the last Convention, that the Treasurer of 
the Episcopal Fund should, after the first of Januan% pay to this Com- 
mittee the income of only Fifty Thousand Dollars, it became neces- 
sary to make larger assessments on Parishes, for the support of the 
Bishop this year. This increase has been very unpopular ; many 
churches have remonstrated against it, and some have positively 
declined to pay the increase, from inability. In view of this, with the 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 29 

uncertainty that the income of 50,cxx) dollars can be depended upon 
to yield seven per cent interest, and with the wish to reduce the 
issessments for 1877 to what they were for last year : — Your Cora- 
nittee would respectfully ask for a repeal of the resolution on page 65 
3f Journal of 1875, ^ follows : 

*' Resolvedy That the Treasurer of the Episcopal Fund pay to the Treasurer of the 
Diocese, the income of 50,000 dollars of said Fund, and that any surplus over that 
imoont in the Fund, shall be held for accumulation until the further order of the 
Convention." 

Your Committee desire to urge upon delinquent Parishes, tlie 
lecessity of paying at once what they are in arrears ; and upon all 
:hurches to pay promptly on the first of each January and July the 
imount assessed upon them, without waiting for the Treasurer to call 
for it 

Your Committee ask for the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resohed, That the Committee on the Salary of the Bishop make an 
suitable apportionment among the parishes of the Diocese, of a sum 
nrhich, with the income of the Episcopal Fund, will secure the amount 
pledged by the Convention, for payment to the Bishop for the year 
1877, together with the insurance and necessary repairs on the Episco- 
pal residence, and that the same be payable one-half on the first of 
January and one-half on the first of July in said year. 

T. Stafford Drowni, D. V. M. Johnson, 

Chas. a, TowNSiND, ALEX.V. Blake, 

C. R. Marvin, John T. Walker, 

Committee, 
Brooklyn, May 16M, 1876. 



On motion, the Resolution appended to the foregoing Re- 
port was adopted. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, it was 

Rcsohedy That the Resolutions marked i and 2, submitted last year 
by the Special Committee for devising a plan for the enlargement 
of the permanent Episcopal Fund, and contained on pages 65 and 66 
of the Journal of 1875, ^ suspended in their operation, until further 
action shall be taken by the Convention. 



30 Diocese of Lang Island. 

THE TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE FUND FOR THE 

BISHOFS SALARY. 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer, in account wOh the 

Diocese of Long Island. 



1875. 






Dr. 




May 


17 


Balance from last account, cash on hand 


$1,37- 27 






Received from St. Geoi^ge's Church, Brooklyn, 


43 50 




18 


(1 


St Mark s, Brooklyn 


23 00 




19 


<« 


Trinity, Rockaway 


15 00 






<( 


Trinity Chapel, Rockaway... 


10 00 






(( 


Christ Church, Bay Ridge... 


37 50 






<( 


Grace Church, Williamsburg 


13 00 






(( 


St Paul's, Williamsburg. . . . 


11^ 




24 


<( 


St Paul's, Flatbush 


3500 


July 


2 


(( 


St Mary's, Brooklyn 


3600 




7 


<( 


Trinity, East New York .... 


7 50 




10 


(» 


Grace Church, Jamaica 


37 50 




23 


< ( 


Emmanuel, Brooklyn 


50 00 




26 


t < 


St Paul's, Brooklyn 


18 00 




27 


(C 


Redeemer, Astoria 


25 00 


Aug. 


2 


(( 


St Matthew's, Brooklyn 


10 00 




3 


<( 


Grace Church, Williamsburg 


,300 




9 


(( 


St James, Brooklyn 


71 00 






(I 


Caroline, Setauket 


3 5^ 




26 


<( 


St Paul's, Glen Cove 


,500 




31 


<« 


Grace, South Oyster Bay... 


fiSO 






«< 


St Mary's, Shelter Island . . 


i^rr^oo 






*( 


Holy Trinity, Greenpoint.. 


i^S^ 


Sept. 


4 


(( 


Christ Church, West Islip. . 


^0 ^ 






(< 


St Luke's, Brooklyn 


\^> ^ 




10 


(( 


Christ Church, Oyster Bay. . 


i^ 5 




16 


(( 


Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 


^ c 




17 


<< 


Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 


"^ c 




18 


(( 


Christ Ch., Williamsburgh.. 


S^^5 






< « 


Calvary, Williamsburgh 


,^0 






<( 


St Mark's, Islip 


.^ 5c 




29 


( « 


St Mark's, Williamsburgh. 


3<^ 00 


Oct. 


6 


<t 


Reformation, Brooklyn 


I? SO 




18 


(( 


St; George's, Astoria 


36 CO 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 



31 



. 18 

20 
u 10 

14 
16 



21 

27 
31 



6. 



6 

8 

10 



). 



17 

20 

25 

26 
29 

31 
2 

12 

14 

19 
22 



Received from St. John's, Long Island City 

St James', Smithtown 

St James', Newtown 

Jno. D. Jones, Tres. Epis. Fd. 

St Ann's, Brooklyn 

St Paul's, Flatbush 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 

St George's, Hempstead 

Jno. D. Jones, Tres. Episco- 
pal Fund 

St Paul's. Brookl)!! 

St Mark's Chapel, Youngport 

Grace, Whitestone 

Christ Church, Brooklyn 



Grace, South Oyster Bay. . 

St Mark's, Islip 

Redeemer, Astoria 

Resurrection, Richmond Hill 

St Matthew's, Brooklyn 

Emmanuel, Brooklyn 

St Peter's, Brooklyn 

Zion, Little Neck 

Holy Trinity, Greenport . . 

St Paul's, Woodside 

St Andrew's, Yaphank 

Messiah, Brooklyn 

Calvary, Williamsburgh 

Caroline, Setauket 

St Mary's, Brooklyn 

Grace, Jamaica 

St Barnabas, Brooklyn 

Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 

St Saviour, Maspeth 

Christ Ch., Williamsburgh 
St Mark's, Williamsburgh... 

Redeemer, Brooklyn 

St George's, Astoria. 

St Jam^', Brooklyn 

St Mary's, Shelter Island 



9 


00 


6 


00 


30 


50 


1.700 


GO 


89 


GO 


20 


GO 


18 


GO 


'5 


75 


350 


GO 


18 


GG 


5 


GO 


15 


GO 


50 


GO 


12 


50 


15 


OG 


25 


GG 


5 


OG 


12 


50 


50 


GG 


42 


50 


40 


00 


5 


GO 


5 


GO 


2 


50 


40 


OG 


II 


50 


3 


56 


42 


50 


40 


GG 


5 


GG 


87 


50 


30 


GG 


87 


50 


36 


GG 


25 


GG 


40 


GG 


80 


GG 


5 


GG 



32 Diocese of Lang Island. 

Feb. 22 Received from Su George's, Brooklyn. 20 oo 

** St Barnabas, Brooklyn 500 

23 •• St. Luke's, Brooklyn 4000 

** Christ Church, Oyster Bay 17 50 

24 •' Christ Church, Bay Ridge 37 5° 

25 ** Trinity, East New York 7 5° 

26 " Sl Ann's, Brooklyn 8900 

Sl John's, L. I. City 10 00 

March 4 *' Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 3000 

6 " Christ Ch., West Islip 1000 

" St George's, Hempstead 14 99 

9 •' Trinity, Rockaway... 2500 

20 '* Reformation, Brooklyn 3000 

21 ' * Grace Chapel, Riverhead 5 00 

23 " Grace, Williamsbuigh 15 00 

24 '* St. George's, Flushing ,. 55 oc 

25 " Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 8 co 

*' Christ Church, Manhasset 40 co 

29 •* St Paul's, College Point 5 00 

April 4 *' St James', Newtown 37 50 

II " Messiah, Brooklyn 45 00 

19 *' St John's, Huntington 27 5° 

24 * ' Ascension, Green Point 2 5 00 

27 '* Grace, Whitestone 1500 

15 *' Calvary, Williamsburgh 6 50 

May 6 ''St Paul's, Flatbush 40 00 

10 *• Jno. D. Jones, Treas. Epis. Fund 1,894 77^ 

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights 175 00 

St Paul's, Glen Cove 65 00 

St John's, Brooklyn icx)oo 

13 ** Our Saviour, Brooklyn 20 00 

** St Mark's, Brooklyn 55 00 

$8,309 28 
1876. 

May 15 Balance brought down, Cash on hand $i>544 28 

1875. Cr. 

May 20 Pkid W. J. Northridge, ac't of bill of repairs 

upon Episcopal residence 340 00 

June 5 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for June 500 00 

28 *' " *' " July 5CO 00 



«< 



Proceedings of the Minth Convention^ 1876. 33 

Jnne28 P^id Bishop Littlejohn for expenses from 

Jan. I to July i, by resolution 125 00 

July 31 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for August 500 00 

Aug, 3 1 Paid Bishop Littlejohn, for Sept 500 00 

Oct. I *' •' ** ** Oct 50000 

Nov. I '* *' " " Nov 50000 

Dec. I '* *' ** " Dec 50000 

31 *' " " '• Jan 500 00 

1876. 

Jan. 12 Paid W. J. Northridge, on ac't of bill Dec. 24, 

1874, for repairs of Episcopal Residence 200 00 

Jan. 31 Paid Bishop Littlejohn for Feb 500 00 

Feb.29 " *' •' " March 50000 

April I '* " '' *' April 50000 

May 2 •' '* " ** May , 50000 

May 10 Paid W. J. Northridge, on ac't of bill Dec. 

24, 1874, for repairs 100 00 

1 5 Cash on hand to new account i, 544 28 

$8,309 28 

SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand. May 17, 1875 $ii372 27 

Received from Treasurer of Epis. Fund 3i944 77 

" from 59 Churches 2,992 24 



» 



,309 28 



SUMMARY OF PAYMENTS. 



Paid Bishop Littlejohn 6, 125 00 

•' Repairs on Epis. Residence 640 00 

Cash on hand, May 15, 1876 $i,544 28 

#8,309 28 



Examined, compared with vouchers, and found correct, 

Chas. a. Townsend, 
Edward F. de Selding, 
Jno. J. MooRE, 

Brooklyn, May i$ih, 1876. Auditing Committee. 

5 



34 Diocese of Long Island. 

The President appointed the following as the Committee 
on the Salary of the Bishop : 

Rev. T. Staffoud Drowne, D.D. Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 
Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

Rev, William H. Moore, D.D. Mr. Charles A. Townsend, 

Mr. John T. Walker. 



The Secretary read the 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

The Trustees of the Episcopal Fund respectfully report the receipts 
and disbursements, since the last report, to have been as follows : 

Cash in Bank, May 12th, 1875 $1,218 88 

Receipts : 

Interest on account Permanent Fand. . $3,01 1 71 

'' Bonds of Churches 9S3 21 

*3.994 92 



( ( 



Contributions, on account Permanent Fund : 

From Trinity Ch., East New York $5 00 

* ' Grace * * Jamaica 20 00 

' ' St. Mark's Church, Islip 5 00 

$30 00 

Bonds of Churches : 

From Christ Church, Brooklyn, on account its bond 1,500 00 

»6,743 80 
Payments : 

On account Bishop's salary $3, 944 77 

Insurance on Bishop's residence 5015 

Equitable Trust Co's. Bond 2, 500 00 

6,494 92 
Balance in Bank, May nth, 1876 $248 88 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 35 

The Fund now consists as follows : 

Bonds of Churches $I4>350 00 

Notes of Churches ^75 00 

Bonds and Mortgages 35iOOO 00 

Bonds and Mortgages guaranteed by the ] 

Equitable Trust Co. of New London, Conn. ) 4, 500 00 

Cash in Bank 248 88 

$54,273 88 

Thus showing an increase in the Fund since last report of $30 00 

as follows : 

Ccuh Contributions : 

Trinity Church, East New York $5 cx) 

Grace ** Jamaica 2000 

St Mark's ** Islip 5 00 



$30 00 

Henry E. Pierrepont, 

John D. Jones, 

Andrew H. De Witt, 
New York, May nth, 1876. Trustees, 

On motion of Mr. William S. Cogswell, it was 

Resolved^ That the Treasurer of the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund be 
requested to issue a circular calling the attention of every Rector, or 
Minister having charge of a Parish or Congregation in this Diocese, 
to the first clause of Section IL Canon 6, of Article I. 

The Rev. Dr. Cox presented and read the 

ON THE INCORPORATION AND ADMISSION OF 

CHURCHES. 

The Committee on the Incorporation and admission of Churches, 
to whom was referred the application of St. Paul's Church, Woodside, 
Queens Co., N. Y., for admission to the Convention, report that they 
have examined the documents submitted to them, and find them cor- 



36 Diocese of Long Island. 

rect, and in conformity to the Canon ; and therefore respectfully 
recommend the passage of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the application of St Pkul's Church, Woodside, Queens 
County, N. Y., for admission to this Convention, be granted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Samuel Cox, 
j. e. lockwood, 
Henry A. Moore, 
Brooklyn, May i6M, 1876. Commtiee, 

On motion, the Resolution recommended by the Com- 
mittee was adopted, and St. Paul's Church, Woodside, 
was admitted into union with Convention. 



The Rev. Dr. Schenck presented and read the 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND IN- 
FIRM CLERGYMEN. 

The Trustees beg leave to report that the statistics for the Fund for 
the Relief of Aged and Infirm Clergymen, the past Conventional year to 
this date, are as follows : 

Cash on hand, May 17th, 1875 496 49 

Bonds and mortgages paid off 7,oco 00 

Received interest on investments 1,867 66 

Received contributions from 39 churches 1,760 92 

$11,125 07 

Investments on bond and mortgage 8,000 00 

Paid upon order of the Bishop 1,075 ^ 

Paid John D. Jones, Treasurer of Episcopal Fund, 1 5 per 
cent of 1,550 48, collections in churches since Nov. 25, 

1875, per resolution of Convention 232 56 

Printing and sundry expenses 8 76 

Cash on hand, deposited in Brooklyn Savings Bank 1,808 75 

$11,125 07 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention, 1876. 37 

The present capital of the Fund is, invested on Bond and 

mortgage 27,500 00 

Deposited in Brooklyn Savings Bank 1,808 75 

$ 29,308 75 
Increase of the Fund the past year is 2,31 2 26 

The following churches have not yet sent in their contributions : 

All Saints, Brooklyn ; St Luke's, Brooklyn ; Atonement, Gowanus ; 
St Paul's, College Point ; St Paul's, Glen Cove ; St Thomas', Ravens- 
wood ; St Mark's, Brooklyn ; St. Stephen's, Brooklyn ; Ascension, 
Greenpoint ; St George's, Astoria ; Christ Church, Manhassct ; Christ 
Church, Oyster Bay ; Trinity Church, Roslyn ; Grace Church, South 
OjTster Bay ; Grace Church, Whitestone ; St Paul's, Woodside ; St. 
Luke's, East Hampton ; Holy Trinity, Greenport ; Christ Church, 
Sag Harbor ; St Paul's, Patchogue ; Caroline, Setauket ; St Andrew's, 
Yaphank ; St Mary's, Shelter Island ; Christ Church, Brentwood ; 
Grace Church, Riverhead ; St John's, East Islip ; Christ Church, West 
Islip. 

The annual circulars sent to the Clergy of the Diocese previous to 
the last Thanksgiving Day collection, was as follows : 

" Another year has passed, and again we submit for consideration the 
claims of our gradually increasing Fund for the maintenance of the 
Ministers of the Gospel of our Blessed Lord who are disabled by age or 
infirmity from further prosecuting the Master's work. 

** We feel that neither argument nor exhortation is necessary to vin- 
dicate this charity or stimulate the beneficence of our congregations. 
The object of this note is chiefly to **8tir up their pure minds by way 
of remembrance," as the day of annual Thanksgiving draws on, when 
the offerings of the people are invited in this behalf. 

•' It is, however, to be borne in mind, that by the action of our last 
Diocesan Convention, an added incentive has been proposed for increased 
liberality now and hereafter. 

**By reference to the Journal of the Proceedings of the Diocesan 
Convention of 1875, (page 66,) it will be seen that the following action 
was taken, viz. : 

• Resohedy Tliat fifteen per cent of the Annual Collections for the Fund for Aged 
and Infirm Clergymen, be appropriated to the Accumulating Episcopal Fund, except 
in such cases where Parishes may prefer to make a special collection for this object.'' 



38 Diocese of Long Island. 

•*This Resolution was reported by a Special Committee, created by 
the Convention of 1874, for devising a plan for the permanent enlarge- 
ment of the Episcopal Fund. 

''It is, of course, well known that the present Episcopal Fund is 
inadequate to the support of the Episcopate in this Diocese, and that 
the deficiency is each year supplied by assessments on the Parishes. 

"Now the sentiment of the above quoted Resolution, is that we 
should not only take the initiative in measures looking to such increase 
of the Episcopal Fund as shall relieve the Parishes from Annual Assess- 
ments for this object, but that the theory of the Aged and Infirm Clergy 
Fund should be entirely reduced to practice, by providing for the con- 
tingency of aged and infirm Bishops as well as aged and infirm Presby- 
ters. 

'' It is hoped that this will be so well appreciated by the Clergy and 
Laity of the Diocese, that in congregations where no special collection 
is made under the suggestion of the above Resolution, there will be 
such increased ofierings on Thank^ving Day as shall sustain the average 
annual contributions to the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, exclusive of 
the proposed percentage for the Accumulating Episcopal Fund. 

"With this simple statement, we invoke our fdlow-churchmen of 
Long Island to the more active furtherance of the good work of which 
they have made us the official promoters. 

"May the Lord of the Harvest give us all good disposition to furnish 
bread for the field laborers who grow old in gathering sheaves. " 

The Trustees are glad to report that the Fund has increased some 
upon its condition of last year ; although the increase is about five 
hundred dollars less than the previous year. This is accounted for 
by the contribution to the Episcopal Fund of 232 56 by resolution of 
the last Convention, and the offerings having been from only 39 churches 
instead of 55, as before. This is a source of regret, for the number of 
applicants for relief from this Fund is constantly increasing, and the 
Trustees would like to add, at this time, several new names. It is 
hoped that all of the churches that have made collections and have 
not sent them in, will send them at once : and on the next Thanks- 
giving-day, ever}' Parish belonging to the Diocese will be heard from 
promptly and liberally, with its contribution to this most excellent 
Fund, in which we all have a common interest 

A. N. LiTTLEjOHN', Noah Hunt Schenck, 

John A. King, N. Denison Morgan. 

Alexander V. Blake, 
Brooklyn, May 16M, 1876. Trustees, 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention, 1876. 



39 



TREASURER'S REPORT 
OF THE FUND FOR AGED AND INFIRM CLERGYMEN. 



1875. 
May 17 
June I 

4 
July 8 

Aug. 4 

Sep. 13 



15 

27 

Nov. I 

14 
27 



29 



30 
Dec. I 



2 
4 



Mr, Alexander K Blake, Treasurer, in account with 

Diocese of Long Island. 

Dr. 

Balance brought down, cash on hand 

Received from Geo. H. Nichols, interest on bond 

and mortgage 

Received from Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn 

William Good, interest on bond and 

mortgage 

Henry Dawson, interest on bond and 

mortgage 

Geo. Winklers, bond and mortgage 

paid off 

Geo. Winklers, interest on mortgage 

to date 

St. James' Church, Newtown 

W. H. Pendleton, 6 months int on 

bond 

John Kelly, 6 months interest on 

bond 

St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn 

Grace, Brooklyn Heights 

St. John's, Cold Spring 

St. Paul's, Flatbush 

Grace Church, Williamsburg 

St. John's, Brooklyn 

Christ Church, Brooklyn 

Messiah, Reformation, and St. James 

St. George's Church, Brooklyn 

Good Shepherd, Brooklyn 

Calvary, Williamsburgh 

St. Mark's, Islip 

Trinity, East New York 

Geo. H. Nichols, 6 mo. interest on 

bond and mortgage 

Emmanuel Church, Brooklyn 

Christ Church, Bay Ridge 



the 



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$496 49 

157 50 
35 00 

105 00 
262 50 

4000 GO 

116 II 
23 GO 

175 GO 

87 50 

152 44 

155 64 
14 00 

22 CO 

6 50 
17 CO 
77 10 
90 51 
17 52 
34 00 
13 00 
13 >i 

9 53 

157 50 

37 89 
27 67 



1876 


►. 


Jan. 


8 




10 




25 




29 


Feb. 


31 
2 


Mar. 


13 
22 


Apr. 


II 


May 


29 

I 



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40 Diocese of Long tstand. 

Dec. 6 Received from St Barnabas' Chutch, Brookl}Ti, 7 80 

Our Saviour, Brooklyn 18 00 

St. George's, Hempstead 19 70 

Mediator, Brooklyn 9 3* 

7 ** Redeemer, Astoria. 3500 

8 ** Trinity, Rockaway 1500 

9 "St Mary's, Brooklyn 37 83 

10 '* Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn 280 71 

11 ** St George's, Flushing 92 95 

13- '* Zion, Little Neck 6360 

•* St Ann's, Brooklyn 125 71 

21 " St Paul's, Brooklyn 2594 

23 ** St James', Smithtown 2 9s 

28 ** William Good, principal of bond 

, and mortgage 1 3,00000 

" William Good, interest on bond and 

mortgage to Jan. 6 105 00 



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.Resurrection Church, Richmond Hill 4 00 

St Saviour, Maspeth 47 00 

St. Matthew's, Brooklyn 8 00 

Grace, Jamaica 3^ 57 

Redeemer, Brooklyn 79 ^5 

Henry B. Dawson, 6 mos. interest 

on bond and mortgage 262 50 

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights.... i 00 
Wm. H. Pendleton, 6 months Inter- 
est on bond and mortgage 1 75 00 

Christ Church, Williamsburg. ..... 35 54 

St John's Church, Long Island City 9 00 
Henry B. Scholes, int on bond and 

mortgage to date 1 16 67 

John Kelly, interest on bond and 

mortgage, to date 87 50 

Isaac Henderson, int on Bond and 

mortgage to date 59 88 

St Mark's Church, Williamsburgh . . 21 12 

St Peter's Church, Brooklyn 44 63 

$11,125 07 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 



41 



1875. 
June 7 

30 



Oct I 



13 

Nov. 20 
Dec. II 

3i 



1876. 
Feb. 15 

Mar. 30 
Apr. I 



May II 



12 



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P&id upon order of the Bishop. 



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for discharging mortgage of Winkler.. 

H. M. Gardner's bill of printing. 

Loan on bond and mortgage to H. 

B. Scholes 

T^d upon order of the Bishop 



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Loan on bond and mortgage to Isaac Hen- 
derson 

Deposited in Brookljm Savings Bank 

Paid upon order of the Bishop. 



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Paid Jno. D. Jones, Esq., Treasurer of Epis- 
copal Fund, 15 per cent of collections 
since Nov. 25, by resolution of Convention 

Deposited in Brooklyn Savings Bank. . . • 



Summary of Recsipts. 



$100 


GO 


75 


GO 


75 


GO 


75 


00 


75 


GO 


75 


GO 


75 


OG 


75 


OG 


I 


GG 


7 


76 


4000 


GO 


75 


GO 


75 


GG 


75 


GG 


4000 


GO 


1500 


GG 


75 


GG 


75 


GO 


75 


OG 


333 


56 


308 


75 



$11,125 G7 



Cash on hand. May 17, 1875 

Bonds and mortgages paid off. . . 

Interest on investments 

Collections made from 39 Churches. 





496 


49 




7,000 


00 




1,867 


66 




1,760 


92 


* 


11,125 


07 



Present Capital of Fund. 

Invested on bonds and mortgages 27, 500 go 

Deposited in Brooklyn Savings Bank 1,808 75 

$29,308 75 

Increase the past year 2,3^^ 26 

6 



42 Diocese of Long Island. 

Summary of Payments. 

Invesled on bonds and mortgages $8,000 00 

Paid upon order of Bishop 1,075 00 

Paid to Episcopal Fund 232 56 

Printing, postage, and sundries 8 76 

Cash on hand, in Brooklyn Savings Bank i , 808 75 

<",12 S 07 

Examined" and found correct with vouchers, 

Chas. a. Townsend. 

y Edw. F. de Seldino, 

Jno. J. Moore, 
Brooklyn, May 13/h, 1876. AudHing Committee. 

Mr. Pierrepont presented and read the 

OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE ESTATE BELONGING TO THE 

DIOCESE OF LONG ISLAND. 

The Trustees have received during the past year one deed in addition 
to the conveyances t)f property heretofore received, and reported. 

The above conveyance is from Henry Mulford, of thirteen hundred 
and fifty three feet of land, added to the church lot in the Village of 
East Hampton, Suffolk County. The deed is dated August 20th, 1875, 
and duly recorded. 

The Trustees of the Estate of the Diocese hold eight deeds, three of 

which are for church sites, and five for church lots and buildings. 

In behalf of the Trustees, 

Henry E. Pierrepont, Treasurer, 
Brooklyn, May i6th, 1876. 

Mr. Pierrepont presented and read the 

ON THE GENERAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The number of students this year is 71 ; of these three are from the 
Diocese of Long Island, as follows : 

Senior Class. — Joseph Perinchief Cameron ; Thos. B. Fulcher. 
Middle Class, — George Roe Van De Water. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 43 

At the last meeting of the Trastees, the Rev. George F. Seymour, 
D. D. , was appointed Permanent Dean. Under his active and efficient 
superintendence, and that of the members of the Faculty, the students 
have made good progress in their preparation for the Sacred Ministry. 

No demand has existed for leases of the vacant lots ; — and income 
has been affected by the failure of the tenants of seven leased lots, since 
January last. It is feared, that in consequence, a deficiency of income 
for the maintenance of the Seminary will cause the permanent fund to 
be encroached upon. 

The following contributions have been received from this Diocese 
during the year : 

Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights $85 68 

St Saviour's, Maspeth 45 00 

St. Mark's, Islip 5 00 

$135 68 

The Diocese is entitled to be represented by eighteen Trustees. The 
number of Trustees is now full. 
The present Trustees are : 

CUriccU, 

Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., 

Rev. William H. Moore, D.D., Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, 

Rev. Chas. H. Hall, D.D., Rev. J. A. Paddock, D.D., 

Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rev. W. A. Snively, S.T.D., 

Rev. J. Carpenter Smith.S.T.D., Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Rev. George W. Smith. 

Lay. 

Mr. Henry E, Pierrepont, Mr. Wm. Nicoll, 

Hon. Murray Hoffman, L.L.D., Mr. Alexander V. Blake, 

Hon. John A. King, Mr. William Mulligan. 

The Committee offer for adoption the following resolution : 

Resotvedt That it is hereby recommended by the Convention, to the 
rectors in charge of Parishes in this Diocese, to make, during the 
current year, a collection in aid of the funds of the General Theological 
Seminary. T. Stafford Drowne, 

Henry £. Pierrepont, 
Alfred H. Partridge, 
Brooklyn, May idth^ 1876. Committer. 



44 Diocese of Long Island. 

On motion » the Resolution appended to the Report was 
adopted. 

The Rev. Mr. Maynard presented and read the Report of 
the Committee on Sunday-schools : and on motion of the 
Rev. Dr. Hall, the report was referred back to the Com- 
mittee. 

The credentials of the Delegates from St. John's, Huntington, 
having been submitted to the Convention by the Committee, 
on motion of Mr. Fleeman, the certificate was approved, and 
the Delegates answered to their names and took their seats. 

The Report on the Diocesan Library was read by the Secre- 
tary : and on motion, it was received and laid on the table. 

Mr. Fleeman presented and read the 

ON THE CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION AND OTHER 

BENEVOLENT INSTITUTIONS 

The Committee on the Charitable Institutions of the Diocese, follow- 
ing so far in subject matter as the requirements of the Canon seem to 
indicate, would respectfully beg to report : 

The first in the list of Charities of our Church, and which has. 
through its adoption, become the Ward of this Convention, is "The 
Church Charily Foundation." This Chant}', now in its twenty-fourth 
year, is found by your Committee to have again "lengthened its cords," 
and it is trusted, "strengthened its stakes." 

Premising that most of the members of this body have read the last 
Annual Report of its Board of Managers, it were needless to allude speci- 
fically to the important enlargement to its building accommodations, 
which has been accomplished within the last year ; but in passing we 
would remark that while its immediate promoters may look iiith pride 
upon its more comely, and even stately exterior, your Committee rejoice 
to be able, from practical observation, to report, that whatever outward 
improvement is seen, may be regarded as a fiiir index of the enhanced 
comfort and convenience within. 

The enlarged facilities and nearly perfect provision for printing bis 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 45 

been the theme of congratulation of its many visitors, and its work pro- 
mises, ander the competent and fiiithful direction of the Superintendent, 
to 3rield a largely increased profit in support of the Foundation. 

The ample accommodation of the new School-room lends increased 
fiurilities for the better ^stem and discipline of the School ; and being 
ander the direction of experienced and devoted Christian teachers, the 
Orphans seem to' be progressing favorably in their various secular stud- 
ies ; and while subject, also, to the parental system of the household, 
their general moral6 and good order is satisfactorily attained. 

Also, through the faithful teaching of the Reverend Chaplain, it is 
believed the children are properly indoctrinated in the wholesome 
truths of the Church, made familiar with her system and services, and 
carefully instructed in every duty and obligation. 

The " Home of the Aged/' continues to dispense its aid in a manner 
most grateful to those whose lives are thus rescued from the terrors of 
penury and the storms of adverse fortune in their evening and sunset, 
and are here permitted to quietly enjoy exemption from care in the 
calm of comfort ; and in God's own time, tranquilly sink to rest under 
the benign and maternal commendations of the Church of their love. 

Notwithstanding the well known natural sensitiveness of this class 
of beneficiaries, yet from personal observation and information, your 
Committee fully believe, through the careful and kindly domestic man- 
agement of this department their v^^ants are more than satisfied. 

St. Johh's HosprrAL. — ^Tliis department of the Foundation, now in the 
fifth year of its work, is quietly ministering, in true Christian love, to the 
stranger as well as to the needy sick of our own communion, skillful 
cure or amelioration to the stricken body, and spiritual remedy, comfort 
and consolation to the sin-sick soul. 

Its work has been generally commensurate with the ward accom- 
modations, and the able and kindly manner of its administration has 
ever had the attestation of its patients as well as the cordial endorse- 
ment of visitors high in both medical and State authority ; while public 
sympathy is assured by its ready and ample support by friends, attracted 
especially by this new and Christ-like development in the Diocese. 

Your Committee feel they would be remiss in their duQ', did they 
omit to revert to the evident advantage each department of the Founda- 
tion has enjoyed by its committal in its domestic management to the 
female Diaconate. The patient toil and devotion of these ' Sisters ' of 
the unfortunate for more than four years, without compensation or 
hope of reward other than " the love of Christ," certainly would seem to 
have made the Church and every fiiend of humanity and practical re- 
ligion their debtors. 



46 Diocese of Long Island. 

The second institution in order is the "Sheltering Arms Nursery.'* 
Your Committee find that this most useful organization is still doing 
its work for those helpless ^vai6 which a mysterious Providence, in 
undoubted wisdom, has cast upon our attention and care ; and whether 
in infantile prattle, piteous wail, or silent slumber, their appeal is 
equally eloquent, and comes to the Christian heart with a force that 
cannot be disregarded ; for while, through the divinely appointed offices 
of our Spiritual Mother, the Church, they are "bom again" and made 
"heirs of salvation," is it not also her duty, as a consistent, fostering, 
parent, to see that these children "be virtuously brought up to live 
godly and Christian lives ?" Your Committee have to regret that this 
Institution, noble in its conception, and fiiithful in its administration, 
has, through the misfortune of some of its most liberal contributors, 
been shorn of its former resources, so that its benefits have had to be 
circumscribed by twenty-five per cent of its late work — the present 
number of its children being thirty-eight The new house to which it 
has lately been removed is found to be commodious, airy, and every 
way well adapted to its purpose ; and it seems truly a piQr-— is it not a 
shame — that with this delightful retreat, secured at a low rent and pre- 
sided over by tender care, it must be compelled to close its doors against 
some fifteen destitute "little ones," which its Wards might further 
accommodate ; children, in many cases, heirs, by both nature and grace, 
to the Church's protection and bounty ? A few hundred dollars addi- 
tional might prevent this. « 

In regard to the other Charity, which heretofore came under the 
purview of this Committee, viz.: "The Memorial Home for Consump- 
tives," your Committee are pained to report, that this work, so piously 
founded and so devotedly watched over and sustained by the efforts and 
means of one or two families of our communion, forming, as it did, 
another fair page in the history of the Diocese, lives now only in history. 
It is presumed this regretful announcement can but touch the heart of 
every member of this body, while he recalls the labor, pain.s, and 
prayers of the principal promoters of this institution during the last 
year of its struggle for existence. 

Although this Charity had been the burden of the deepest solicitude 
and devoutest prayers of its noble-hearted founder, ere she passed to her 
reward, and had been, after her decease, received as a sacred legacy and 
sustained principally by the means of another, of the founder's name 
and kindred, trusting that by his own and others' help it might be per- 
mitted to continue a perpetual mission in the service of Him who 
"went about doing good," yet the hands which had been so lovingly 
extended towards it have, by a mj'sterious chastening, been weakened, 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 47 

and at last withdrawn, and the work lives only in the sweet conscious- 
ness of its promoters, as having done '' what they could/' and also in 
the remembrance of the grateful manifestation of those friendless and 
suffering ones, whose pains were alleviated, and dying pillows softened 
by these disinterested Christian ministers. 

May these consoling reflections be their compensation, till they fmd 
their reward whither their grateful dependents, now, it is hgpcd, rich 
in the joys of Paradise, await them. And may the name of Wheatley 
long be cherished as a prompter to the highest Christian exertion and 
duty. 

Under the present circumstances, your Committee feel they would 
not fully comply with the requirements of the Canon without endeavor- 
ing humbly, but earnestly, to impress upon this Convention, First : the 
indispensable importance of such common and corporate institutions as 
we have been laboring for, such as shall redound to the good came of 
the Church, of which we fully believe Christ to be the Head, while by 
His grace we are members. And secondly : That being established, 
and becoming, as i( were, the working hands of his ''Body,'' they 
should be sustained with all that conscious regard, which is wont to be 
entertained towards the Church herself. Individual or Parochial benefi- 
cence may be the exclusive election of some, and fully satisfy their 
consciences ; yet, as a Diocesan Church, under her own Bishop, your 
Committee believe she should have — heeding the divine command, 
•*Let your light shine before men" — something noble in mutual pur- 
pose, and of practical worth and utility in its benefactions, to shew as 
common fruits. And it would seem to behoove us to thus secure ' ' a good 
report of them that are without," *' that they, seeing her good works," 
may be led thereby, in God's own time, and by the power of His Spirit 
with us, in, and through the Church, to ''glorify their Father in 
Heaven." 

To conclude, your Committee would respectfully intimate that these 
considerations are mainly prompted by the apparent want of interest 
still manifest in some quarters and in some Parishes, although, happily, 
it is noteworthy that the evident regard towards these Charities has, 
during the last few years, become more general. It is to be remarked 
that, while the work of our institutions, and especially the elder of the 
remaining two, in the enlarged scope of her work and the perfectness 
of its administration, has been such as to send her fame well across two 
continents, though she stands stately and almost sublime in her moral 
significance, inspiring a natural and laudable pride in every member of 
our communion yet it were perilous, if not suicidal, not to consider the 



48 Diocese of Lang Island. 

grave import which the late report of the Treasurer of the Foundation 
discloses. Finding there the foct, that as between the general expenses 
and the total contributions, there is a considerable deficit, which must 
lead to serious embarrassment, and compromise the honor and prospects 
of the Institution unless soon remedied, it would seem to be the du^ 
of this Qonvention, either by official action or by individual assumption 
of the purpose by each member, to disseminate the facts and their peril- 
ous portent in the Parish he may represent, in such an earnest manner 
that a lively conscience may be awakened, and increased contributions 
may relieve the Finance Committee and place these Charities on that 
permanent basis which may cause apprehension of their serious embar- 
rassment to be dismissed, and confirm the assurance that their ministries 
shall be perpetual, and stand a refuge for the helpless, and a true glory 

of the Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Noah Hunt Schbnck, 

W. H. Flkxman, 

Edwin Bebrs, 
Brooklyn, May i^fh, iS'jd. CommitUt. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Paddock, it was 

Resolved, That the Convention meet to-morrow, Wednesday, at 9 
o'clock, A. M., and to this end that the Vlllth Rule of Order be sus- 
pended. 

The Rev. Dr. Hall, from the Standing Committee acting 
as the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese, gave notice 
of the re-nomination of the present Ecclesiastical Court and 
Lay Assessor, for election to-morrow. 

The Rev. Mr. Maynard gave notice of his intention of 
introducing a Resolution, that this Convention recommend to 
the Parishes of this Diocese the exceeding desirability in all 
cases of having communicants as Wardens and Vestr)''men. 

The hour having arrived, the Convention took a recess 
until 8 o'clock this evening. 

TussDAT Evening, S 0* clock. 
The Convention re-assembled. 

The Rev. Dr. DiUer took the chair, and opened the meet- 
ing with suitable Collects. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 49 

Addresses were made in behalf of Diocesan Missions by the 
Rev. Messrs. Leonard, Cook, Twing, Huntington, Cooper, and 
the Hon. J. W. Gilbert ; after which a Collection for this object 
Avas taken up. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Snively, it was 

Resohed^ That after the concluding Prayers and the Benediction, 
the Convention stand adjourned until to-morrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



Wkt ^mU fag 



Wednesday, May ly/h, 9 o'clock, A. M, 
The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment. 

Morning Prayer was read by the Rev. Mr. RocHE, the Rev. 
Mr. Pycott reading the Lessons. The Rev. Mr. Homans 
said the Creed, Litany and Prayers ; and the Rev. Dr. DiLLER 
announced a Hymn and said the concluding Collects. 

The President took the Chair, and called the Convention 
to order. 

The Minutes of the proceedings of yesterday Were read 
and approved. 

The names of the Clergy and of the Lay Delegates not 

« 

present yesterday were called, and several persons answered 
to their names and took their seats. 

The Rev. Dr. Snively presented and read the 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE BISHOPS LETTER. 

The Committee to whom was referred the Letter of Ae Bishop to the 
Convention, with instructions to prepare an appropriate minute, beg 
leave to present the following ' 

Resolved, That this Convention place on record the expression of our 
deep regret at the absence of our beloved Diocesan : — and of our deeper 
sympathy for him and his ^rnily, in the great domestic sorrow which 
has prevented him from being present at this session : — ^and that we ten- 
derly commend him in our prayers, to that divine consolation and grace 
which alone can strengthen him in this time of bereavement. 

Resohed, That we highly appreciate the important historical work 
committed to him as Bishop in Charge of Foreign Churches, and that 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 51 

we refer with peculiar pride to the eminent ability and wisdom with 
which its duties have been performed. 

Resohfed, That while we will heartily welcome our beloved Chief Pas- 
tor to our midst once more, we at the same time affectionately suggest 
that a due consideration for the health of himself and his family, after 
the severe exhaustion to which they have been subjected, be influential 
in determining the date of his return. 

Resolved, That the Secretary of the Convention be directed to incor- 
porate the Bishop s letter into the minutes of the present session ; and 
to transmit him a certified copy of their Report, as our affectionate re- 
sponse to the loving words of counsel which it contains. 

William. A. Snively, Charles H. Hall, 

N. H. ScHENCK, Henry E. Pierrepont, 

Charles A. Townsend, 

Brooklyn, May 17th, 1S76. Committee. 

The Resolutions rccomoiended by the Committee were 
unanimously adopted. 

The Convention proceeded to the election of the Standing 
Committee and the Missionary Committee of the Diocese. 

The names of the Clergy were called by the Secretary, and 
of the Parishes by the Assistant Secretary ; and the members 
having deposited their ballots, the tellers retired to count the 
votes. 

The inspectors of the Votes for the Standing Committee of 
the Diocese presented their Reports : 

Whereupon the following persons were declared duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, to 
be 

Site J^fantfino (&9vm\iitt «( tite ^\xnm. 

Clergy : 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D., Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., 
Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, S.T.D. 

Laity : 

Mr. Henry £. Pierrepont, Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

Hon. Jaspxr W. Gilbert, Mr. William Floyd-Jones, 



52 Diocese of Long Island. 

The Inspectors of the Votes for the Missionary Committee 
presented their Reports : 

Whereupon the following persons were declared to be duly 
elected, by the concurrent votes of the Clergy and Laity, to 
be 

Clergy : 

Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rev. William A. Snivelt, S.T.D. 
Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rev. Caleb R Ellsworth, 

Rev. John A. Aspinwall. 

Laity: 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Mr. J. Augustus Hewlett, 

Mr. S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, Mr. Samuel B. Bartow, 

Mr. Lyman R. Greene. 

On motion of the Hon. JOHN W. Hunter, the Convention 
proceeded to appoint, in accordance with the Canon, one 
Clerical and two Lay Trustees of the Fund for Aged and 
Infirm Clergymen, to act with the Bishop and the^Treasurer 
of the Diocese. Whereupon the following were declared to 
be the 

%xu\m of tite Ittntf for §igetf >ntf infirm (SUrqiBiiteti. 

Rt Rev. A. N. Littlejohn, D.D., Mr. John A. King, 
Rev. Noah Hunt ScHENCK, D.D., Mr. Thomas Messenger, 

Mr. Alexander V. Blake, Treasurer. 

The following persons, nominated yesterday, in accordance 
with the Canon Of Discipline^ were duly elected for the ensu- 
ing two years as 

Site (IMejSbijStintl dCottrt. 

The Rev. Jacob W. Diller, D.D., The Rev. W. H. Moore, D.D., 
The Rev. N. Hunt Schenck, D. D. , The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D. , 
The Rev. D. V. M. Johnson, D. D. , The Rev. Charles R. Baker. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 53 

Lay Assessor f 
The Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D. 

The Report of the Committee on the Formation of a Dioce- 
san Library was, on motion, taken up and amended to read 
as follows : 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE DIOCESAN LIBRARY. 

The Committee lo whom it was referred to consider and report upon 
the subject of a Library for the Diocese, respectfully report that they 
have received sufficient encouragement to warrant them in recommend- 
ing the establishment of such a Library. 

Through the courtesy of the authorities of the Church of the Redeemer, 
Brooklyn, temporary accommodations have been secured in the Chapel 
of that Church. In response to a circular letter sent out by the Com- 
mittee, a few books have been already promised ; and they have reason 
to think that when the Library is established, liberal donations will be 
made to it They would respectfully recommend the adoption of the 
annexed Resolutions : 

Resolved^ That a Library Committee of three Clergymen and two 
Laymen be appointed by the chair ; and that the Committee have 
power to establish, maintain and manage the Diocesan Library ; to 
correspond with the Clergy and Laity on the subject ; and to receive 
gifts in books or money. 

Resotoed^ That the Clergy of the Diocese and such of the Laity as 
may contribute to it shall be entitled to use the Dbrary under such 
regulations as the Convention shall, from time to time, establish. 

Resolved, That the Diocesan Library be temporarily deposited in a 
place which the Committee may consider convenient and safe. 

Beverley R. Betts, 
T. Stafford Drowne, 
Henry M. Onderdonk, 
Brooklyn, May 15M, 1876. Committee, 

On motion, the resolutions recommended in the foregoing 
Report, were adopted. 

The President appointed the following as the 



54 Diocese of Long Island. 

Rev. Beverley R. Betts, Ms. Henrt M. Onderoonk, 

^Ev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., Mr. William H. Pars. 
Rev. Willum A. Leonard, 

The Rev. Mr. Aspinwall presented and read the . 
OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE OF THE DIOCESE. 

• 

It is with mingled feelings of gratitude and regret that your Com- 
mittee present to the Convention this their Annual Report They 
cannot but be deeply grateful to God for the measure of success which 
has attended the work of the Missionaries. They cannot but be filled 
with regret,* in view of the poverty of interest which the Diocese at large 
has shown in this most important branch of Church enterprise. 

In speaking of work which has been done during the past year, we 
naturally begin with the labors of those connected with the Associate 
Mission in Suffolk County, still under the foithful leadership of the Rev. 
Thomas Cook. He writes, that although times have been trying, and 
difficulties many, still he is encouraged, and believes that the work o^ 
the Church has progressed. New stations have been organized, and the 
praises of the Triune Grod have been sung by many who but for our 
Mission would still be without light and knowledge. 

At Riverhead, where the Rev. Mr. Cook resides, although many have 
been forced to leave the place for lack of employment, the attendance 
at the Church Services, and the interest in the same continue to increa^ 
This year the building has been provided with lamps ; thus evening 
worship has been held. It is expected that at the next visit of the 
Bishop quite a number will show their sincerity by presenting them- 
selves for Confirmation. Number of Communicants, 36 ; Baptisms, 
27 Infants, 1 1 Adults ; Marriages, 3 ; Burials, 8 ; Number Sunday- 
school scholars, 60 ; Scholars in Day School, 38. 

At Yaphank and Brookhaven, the Rev. I. N. W. Irvine has been in 
charge until Easter Sunday, when he withdrew from the Associate 
Mission, and accepted a call to St. James', Smithtown. In Yaphank he 
held service in the afternoon of Sunday, Saints' days, and Wedne§days. 
Baptisms, 3 Adults and 9 Infants; has solemnized 3 Marriages, and 
attended 9 Funerals. In the village of Brookhaven services were held 
on Sunday, in the morning and evening ; 9 Adults and 6 Infants have 
been baptized, and 7 Persons have been Confirmed. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 55 

At Port Jefferson services were conducted during the summer and 
£ill by Rev. Mr. Lee, but since the Church at Smithtown has been 
without a rector, these ser\ices have been suspended. It is hoped that 
they will soon be resumed. At this point a chapel is very much needed, 
and until obtained, the work can never be of a very permanent or 
successful character. Number of Baptisms, i Adult, 2 Infants ; present 
number of Communicants, 4. 

The Rev. J. H. Prescott continues in care of the stations at Pat- 
chogue and Sayville. He reports the work as especially encouraging in 
the latter place. Number of Baptisms, 17 ; Marriages, i ; Deaths, i. 
A class is ready for Confirmation. The Sunday-school is well attended 
by about 65 children. An Industrial School was started in October, 
average attendance, 25. The church edifice has been improved and a 
furnace added. Altogether there has been expended $275. The mort- 
gage on the property of $1, 500 has been reduced to $1,260. Six of the 
t^'elve acres of land held by the Church have been surveyed, mapped 
out, and devoted to the uses of a Cemetery. It contains 700 lots. 
Half of the money obtained from sales of land goes to the Church, and 
half is invested for the benefit of the Cemetery. 

Since our last report the Church at Greenport and the Church at 
Shelter Island have been placed under the charge of the Associate 
Mission, and the Rev. H. Bedinger, who in July was added to the 
mission, has ministered at these places. He reports the work mode- 
rately prosperous : 4 Adults and 7 Infants have been baptized ; present 
number of Communicants, 33 ; and of Sunday Scholars, 30. 

Considerable progress has been made in the work at Farmingdale 
and Sweet Hollow. land has been obtained for the erection of 
Church buildings, and in the latter place the foundation of a small 
chapel is completed. The work entrusted to this Associate Mission 
18 only being pushed forward slowly, because there is need of both 
men and means to make it more aggressive. Many points demand 
missionary services, but for the present they can only be looked at 
from a distance. May the Lord so dispose the hearts of his people 
that they will soon enable us to go over and occupy the land. 

Christ Church, Sag Harbor, has suffered the loss of its Rector, who 
died last summer. Under the faithful care of the Rev. Wm. Mow- 
bray, the parish was rapidly growing, but since his death it has not 
received aid from our Committee. The Rev. Mr. Harrison is now 
Rector, and the Church is reported to be in a flourishing condition. 

St. John's, Parkville, from various causes has had a trying year of 
it, and needs all the pecuniary encoumgement that can be extended it. 

The Rev. R. H. L. Tighe resigned his position as missionary in 



S6 Diocese of Long Island. 

September, to accept a call to Grace Chapel, High Street, Brooklyn ; but 
he has maintained, at the request of the Bishop, during his alienee, a 
general interest in the work of the parish. The Rev. R. B. Snowden 
has been conducting the services. Number of Families attending the 
church, 14; Individuals, 40; Sunday-school Scholars, 18. 

St Thomas Mission is still under the care of the Rev. C L. Twing, 
who, as Lay Reader, conducted the services of this station last year. 
He reports that since his ordination, in May last, there has been a 
constant growth of interest and revenue. He seems greatly en- 
couraged in his work, and asks for your earnest sympathy and 
prayers. Number of Families, 15; Individuals. 80; Baptisms, 15; 
Marriages, 6 ; Burials, 5 ; present number of Communicants, 15 ; 
Sunday-school Scholars, 55. Total contributions for the year, from 
Offertory, friends and Sunday-school, $900 79. 

St Paul's, Eastern District, reports through its Rector, the Rev. N. 
Maynard, a list of Families, 145 ; Individuals, 300 ; Communicants, 
150; number of baptisms, 17; Confirmations, 23; Marriages, 5; 
Deaths, 12; Sunday-school Scholars, 250. The expenses of the year 
have been met, and the interest on the debt of about $1,600 has been 
punctually paid. 

St Barnabas' Church, Rev. H. E. Hovey, Rector, reports growth, 
but the Parish, so far as its finances are concerned, has not been able to 
make any permanent advancement, and seems still to belong to the 
department of Missionary enterprise. It contains large numbers to be 
reached, and small resources to accomplish the work. 

Services have been conducted at St Timothy's Mission, Brownsville, 
by Mr. Wm. H. Tomlins, Lay Reader. The number of families, 20 ; 
Individuals, 50; Communicants, 18; Sunday-school Scholars, 49; 
Baptisms, Adults 5, In&nts 4 ; Burial, i. The Contributions have 
amounted to $123 71. As formerly, so now, the report comes to us 
that this is a difficult and peculiar field to work, and that it is chiefly 
in the instruction given to the children that there is the most hope of 
success. This season ends the labors of Mr. Tomlins in this place, 
where he has been at work for three years. 

Although, from this hasQr statistical sketch, it will be seen that there 
has been a certain amount of work accomplished, your Committee feel 
that it does not represent a just expotient of the ability of our Diocese, 
either in point of wealth or numbers. The work which is entrusted 
to this Committee to carry on, is of such a nature that it belongs to every 
. pastor, parish and person in the Church, as an individual responsibility, 
which may not righteously be cast off upon another. In the details of 



Proceedings of the Ninth Conifention^ 1876. 57 

its administration, of course, we are ready and willing, under the guid- 
ance of our beloved Bishop, to labor earnestly ; but so far as the per- 
sonal interest of all who hold dear the work of Diocesan Missions is 
concerned, each for himself must pray, and work, and give. If the 
future is to be interpreted by the history of the past year, it will be 
impossible for us to extend our field of operation, or even to maintain 
our present status, except with the greatest effort Indeed, had it not 
been that the good Lord has blessed us with a Treasurer both able and 
willing to assist your Committee in the hours of its financial embarrass- 
ment, your missionaries would have suffered considerably during the 
past winter, and our stipends would have remained unpaid, when the 
pittance we give was most deeply needed. We are not a poor, feeble, 
inactive Diocese, but a strong, wealthy, vigorous organization ; and as 
such we should make our united influences tell in this very important 
work of Diocesan Missions. The more confidence we have in our 
Bishop, the more we feel that he has the spiritual wel&re of the Island 
at heart ; the more we are convinced that he administers this trust wisely, 
conscientiously, impartially, the more ready ought we to be to contribute 
earnestly and liberally of our prayers and alms towards this branch of 
our common work, so especially under his supervising care. His absence 
from our midst during these months that have passed, is no doubt one 
reason why both interest and contributions have diminished — but that 
it is a just excuse for the lack of either, does not so readily appear. 

You will remember the resolution which your Committee proposed 
in their last Report. How well the Diocese has carried out that request 
and advice, our depleted treasury has firequently told. Your Committee 
believe that the public meeting during the session of Convention which 
this year they have inaugurated, will afford such information upon 
the subject, and infuse such new interest <cind life into this work, that 
they look with strong hope and courage into the future, and pray God 
to baptise every heart with a new zeal ip the cause of Missions in our 
own Diocese. In behalf of the Committee, 

J. A. ASPINWALL. 

REPORT OF MISSION WORK AT THE PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN 

FLATBUSH AND BROOKLYN. 

Flatbush Hospital. 

The Rev. Mr. Bradin administered the Holy Communion 4 timet 
to 34 patients, baptized 19 Infants and i Adult,^and Dr. Camp cele- 
brated 3 times for 13 patients and baptized 6 Inlants; making 26 Bap- 
tisms and 37 sick persons receiving the Holy Communion. 
8 



58 tHocese of Long Island. 

I have visited these institutions every week, as usual. No change has 
been made in them of any consequence since the last Report, with the 
exception of abolishing the Nursery. I have visited them at the '* Home 
for Destitute Children/' on Butler St, where the Protestant children 
from the Nursery were sent ; and find their condition every way. im- 
proved. 

Have had 6 persons buried in Evergreens Cemetery, who were mem- 
bers of the Church. Rev. Mr. Bradin read the Service over 4, sind the 
others were removed by their friends. 

Dr. Snively gave me $30, Mrs. Gracie $5, and Mr. Bradin $1, 
making $36 00, which have been used for funerals and nourishment 
for those who were very ill ; and Dr. Diller has kindly furnished the 
permits for the graves. 

Have found employment for 27 persons, and sent many destitute ones 
where they would be cared for. 

Have distributed a very large amount of Tracts, Prayer Books, Church 
papers and Magazines, which are always gladly received in Brooklyn as 
well as Flatbush ; have also given out 3 barrels of clothing to the poor 
during the winter. 

I have visited at the Hospitals and institutions in Brooklyn, as usual, 
but will not specify any, as it is one Work for the Master, but so few 
hands to do it, and so little to work with, that your missionary can 
only pray the Lord of the Harvest to bless the seed scattered, and 
'* send forth more laborers into His Harvest.'' 

Very Respectfully, 

Brooklyn, April 20th, 1876. Eliza J. Coaklat, Deaconess, 

No 68 Albany Ave, 

Mr. Spencer D. C. Van Bokkelen read the 

TREASURER'S REPORT OF THE MISSIONARY COMMITTEE. 

Lyman R, Greene, Treasurer, in account with the Missionary Committu^ 

Diocese of Long Island, 

1875. Dr. 

May 1 9 To Cash on hand $382 99 

" Amounts received from May 19, 1875, ^^ ^^7 
15, 1876, inclusive, viz.: 

From Christ Church, Bay Ridge 75 00 

'* Church of Our Saviour 20 00 

** Church of the Good Shepherd... $25 49 



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May 19 From Church of the Good Shepherd, spe- 
cial for St. Thomas' Mission 5 00 

'' Church of the Messiah 3 2 53 

" Church of the Redeemer -* 71 66 

*' Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights, 1,091 74 
" Grace Church, 

Special for Travelling Expenses 

of Sister Eliza 25 00 

Grace Church Chapel, High Street 1 2 20 

Holy Trinity Church 773 ^ 

St. Ann's Church, Brooklyn Heights 52 95 
St Barnabas', Brooklyn, Sunday- 
school 15 00 

St. George's, Church 1320 

St John's Church 10 15 

St James', Church 1 59 34 

St James', special for Travelling 

Expenses of Sister Eliza 25 00 

" St Luke's Church 28 32 

*' St Matthew's Church 15 00 

St Mary's Church 5^ 30 

St Maiy's Sunday-school 43 00 

St Peter's Church 54 58 

St Peter's Church, special for St. 

Thomas' Mission 10 00 

St Paul's, Flatbush 26 86 

St Thomas' Mission, Cooper Ave. 5 00 

Trinity Church, East New York . . 6 00 

St Mark's, Adelphi St 50 00 

St Paul's Church, E. D 15 00 

Calvar>' Church, E. D. 5 30 

St Paul's, S. B., special for Rev, 

C. L. Twing 20 00 

Received from 21 Parishes and 2 Sunday-schools 

in King's County #2,745 13 

(Non-Contributing parishes in King's County 25.) 

From St George's, Astoria 89 50 

" St Saviour's, Maspeth 152 75 



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May 19 From Grace Church, Whitestone $32 00 

Grace Church, South Oyster Bay. 100 00 

St John's, Cold Spring 12 40 

St John's, Cold Spring, from Miss 

De Forrest's Sunday-school Class i 60 

St Paul's Church, Glen Cove.... 56 53 

St Geoige's Church, Hempstead, 20 50 

Trinity Church, Rockaway. 20 50 

Church of the Resurrection, Rich- 
mond Hill 5 00 

Zion Church, Little Neck 149 38 

St John's, Long Island City.... 3 75 

Church of the Redeemer, Astoria 28 87 

Christ Church, Manhasset 13 50 

Christ Church, Oyster. Bay 6 62 

Received from 14 Parishes in Queens County $692 90 

(Non-Contributing Parishes in Queens County 11.) 

From Christ Church, Sag Harbor $10 cx) 

St Barnabas' Church, Yaphank . . 4 75 

St Paul's Church, Patchogue. . .. 65 

St Ann's Church, Sayville 5 67 

Grace Chapel, Brookhaven i 37 

Christ Church, West I slip 15 00 

St Mark's Church, Islip 38 98 

St Mary's, Shelter Island 921 

St James' Church, Smithtown. , .. 12 63 

St John's Church, Huntington . . 10 00 

Received from 10 Parishes in Suffolk County $98 zi 

(Non-Contributing Parishes in Suffolk County 12.) 

Interest received from Diocese of New York. 105 oc 

Amounts received in response to Circular Letter of 
Missionary Committee, viz. : 

From A. J. Lightbourne %\o 00 

' ' Wilson Bohannan 50 

J. P. Underbill 10 co 

A. Augustus Low 25 00 

*' William G. Low 50 00 

*' Charles A. Townsend 40 00 

*' J. Augustus Hewlett 1000 



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May 19 From Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert I25 00 

" Edwin Beers 2500 

" J.W.Whitney 2000 

Total %%ii 50 

Total Receipts |4><39 78 

Amount Balance due Treasurer 356 ss 



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1875. Or. 

By Cash paid Rev. Thomas Cook, in charge of the Associ- 
ate Mission, Suffolk County, April i, 187s 
to April I, 1876. |a,ooo 00 

Rev. J. H. Prescott, Assistant to Rev. Thomas 

Cook, April i, 187s, to April i, 1876... soo 00 

Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Assistant to Rev. 
Thomas Cook, April i, 1875, to April 17, 
1876 261 00 

Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Grecnport and 

Shelter Island, April i to May 25, 1875. . . 60 28 

Rev. Newland Maynard, St Fkul's, Brooklyn, 

E.D., April I, 1875 to April i, 1876 400 00 

Rev. Cornelius L. Twing, St. Thomas', 

Brookljm, April i, 1875, ^^ April i, 1876 200 00 

Rev. Cornelius L. Twing, special from St 

Peter's, Brooklyn lo 00 

Rev. Cornelius L. Twing, special from Good 

Shepherd 5 00 

Rev. William Mowbray, Christ Church, Sag 

Harbor, April 1 to August i, 1875 , 100 00 

Rev. R. H. L. Tighe, St John's, Greenfield, 

April I to October I, 1875 9> 3^ 

Rev. Henry £. Hovey, St Barnabas', Brook- 
lyn, May 25, 1875, ^o April i, 1876 , 424 3» 

Rev. J. J. Harrison, Christ Church, Sag Har- 
bor, Oct 23, 1875, to April I, 1876... • 132 53 

Rev. J. Hatrick Lee, services at Port Jefferson, 

August I to Detember 12, 1875 94 S5 

Mr. W. H. Tomlins, Lay Reader, St. Timothy's, 

Brownsville, April i, 1875, to April i, 1876 103 70 



62 Diocese of Long Island, 

By Cash paid Sister Eliza J. Coakley, in charge of Public 

Institutions, Flatbush, City Hospital, Jail, 
etc., from April I, 1875, to April i, 1876 45000 

** Same for Travelling Expenses, being specially 

contributed by St James' and Grace 
Church, Brooklyn, $25 each 50 00 

«' Printing . Bishop's letter, $3. Miss. Com. 

Circular, I9 30 12 3c 

$4,59^ 00 



Brooklyn, May i^th^ 1876. 

Lyman R. Grekni, 

Audited, Spencer D. C. Van Bokeelen. Treasurer, 

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The Rev. Mr. LEONARD presented and read the 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION. 

The attention of the Convention of the Diocese of " Long Island " is 
called from year to year to the solemn fact that the Christian Church 
has a duty to perform in the directing of the educational interests of all 
her children. Your Committee has been necessarily a tentative body, 
and its simple work has likewise been devoid of any actual aggressive 
movement in the direction of permanent establishments. The fetct 
presented in the Report of last year, is, and probably always will be an 
obstacle in the way of any distinctively Church School organization in 
the city of Brooklyn. The admirable public school system that obtains 
here, which is indeed a cause for congratulation, and the well en- 
dowed private undertakings, offer unusual educational advantages to 
the youth of both sexes ; so that the few Churchly ventures that have 
been made in parishes, or independently, have had to struggle "'gainst 
mighty odds." The admirable school relinquished during the past year 
by the Rev. Mr. Tighe, has fallen into the hands of the Rev. Prof 
Marvin, who brings to his work much experience, great zeal, and a 
spirit of earnest devotion ; and your Committee feel that he should be 
encouraged .by the Churchmen in his vicinity. But with the exception 
of this, and several smaller parochial schools, it is evident that our 
hopes for a noble and flourishing institution, under the complete and 
wise control of the Bishop, must be centered in some one of the many 
eligible provincial towns of our Island Diocese. 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention y 1876. 63 

The ''Diocese of Albany/' has set us a notable example, and we 
ought to be encouraged to follow so successful a leading. St Agnes' 
School, under the supervision of a band of devoted Deaconesses, has 
already achieved a fame that is the theme for discussion even in the ven- 
erable cloisters of Oxford and Cambridge. The renowned establishment 
at Burlington, N. J., **St. Mary's School," also assuredly appeals to 
our emulative pride ; and your Committee come before you at this time 
more fully impressed than ever before, with the imperative claims of the 
needs of young Churchmen that are growing up around us. In an age 
when the very bulwarks of the *' Faith once delivered to the saints," are 
being undermined by the godless and the thoughtless ; wheie infi- 
delity stalks unabashed up and down in our midst ; when the very 
"truth lies bleeding in our streets ;' there is great necessity for the 
proper spiritual culture and training of the growing generation. Not 
only the religious, but the political problems of the future are thus to 
be solved ; and the safety of the nation, as well as the integrity of the 
Church, will be largely affected bf the character of the foundations we 
may lay. 

With no little earnestness would your Committee refer you to the 
Triennial charge of our beloved Bishop, — in which this Convention has 
had set forth most eloquently and learnedly the historic truth that one 
of the most fruitful causes for the decline of the power and influence of 
the clergy on the masses, is to be found in the divorce of religion and 
education — ^and tlie sad spectacle is presented us to-day, of a large con- 
stituency in our midst, who would erect a training system for the chil- 
dren of our land, in which is no mention and no recognition of that 
God on whom we all depend. We therefore believe it to be the impe- 
rative duty of this Convention to seriously lay this matter to heart, and 
at least to express itself firmly and unfalteringly at its Annual Council^ 
that 90 its principles may be known and its influence fellP in the com- 
munity where it is best recognized. 

The Church schools on the Island, and outside of the city of Brook- 
lyn, are in good condition, and promise well for the future. The in- 
ducements they ofier are so superior, that we do not hesitate in re- 
commending them to you all. There is no need for sending the bbys 
and girls of this Diocese out into other sections for their training — our 
own schools are not to be despised, or overlooked ; we only ask for a 
careful examination of their claims and advantages ; and we would 
respectfully request that every parish clergyman acquaint himself with 
the condition of the several church school institutions on ''Long 
Island," that so an intelligent answer may be given to those who ask, 
' ' Where shall we send our sons and daughters for educational advan- 



64 Diocese of Long Island. 

tages ?" At Glen Ck)v6, the Rector of the Patrish has taken a very active 
part in the enlargement and improvement of ''St Paul's School/' for 
boys. Through the generous kindness of a lay member of the Church, 
a school building capable of accommodating a lai:ge number of pupils, 
with grounds of more than a hundred acres in extent, are given without 
charge to this Diocesan scheme. Competent teachers are here em- 
ployed, and the terms are so liberal that many may avail themselves of 
the privilege proffered : our Bishop is the official visitor and super- 
visor of this establishment Here is an institution that shoald indeed 
be fostered and patronized. Its beauty of location ; its wise and skill- 
ful management : its religious and churchly influences — all combine to 
bring it into &vor with this Convention and Diocese. The same may 
also be said of the school at Islip, under the chaige of the Rev. Mr. 
Riley — ^which is commended very heartily and cordially to your at- 
tention. 

In offering you their Annual Report, this Committee cannot feel that 
they have done their complete duty, until they have uiged the import- 
ance of legacies and endowments for Christian educational objects in 
this Diocese. It is incumbent upon Churchmen of wealth, to give, 
in their last "will and testament," sums of money to Christian objects. 
To what nobler, or more directly spiritual purpose can our offerings 
be devoted than to the solid foundation of such institutions of religious 
training. The permanent establishment of professorial chairs and 
scholarships, is the only sure and confident basis on which our hopes 
for the future prosperity and usefulness of our schools and colleges 
can be built The noble offerings that have made the schools and 
universities of old England so famous ; the large and munificent gifts 
that are on this Centennial year being devoted to Christian and 
educational purposes by nearly a.11 . of Ae religious denominations 
around us, ought at least to stimulate our men of liberal means to 
similar deeds of love and goodness. In the spirit of earnest desire, 
therefore, we make a suggestion of this character at this time, and we 
do hope and pray that the blessed Lord, whose affectionate heart ever 
yearns toward the children of the human family, will put it into your 
minds to give willingly and abundantly unto so necessary and wise an 
object 

In conclusion, we would respectfully offer you the same formal 
resolution which was appended to our Report last year : 

** Resohid^ That it is the sense of this Convention that Christian 
Education and Church Schools should be encouraged and patronized 
among us, and that every possible effort should be made to foster a spirit, 
and to influence donations or legacies, which may lead to the speedy 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention^ 1876. 65 

establishment of Diocesan institutions of acknowledged excellence, and 

on secure foundations, for the moulding and training of the sons and 

daughters of the Church. " 

T. Stafford Drowne, 

John C. Middlstok, 

W. A. Leonard, 

Brooklyn, May ijthy 1876. Ommiltu. 

On motion, the resolution appended to the Report was 
adopted. 

The President appointed the following as the 

Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. Mr. John D. Jones, 
Rev. John C. Middleton, Mr. James A. Hewlett, 

Rev. WiLUAM A. Leonard, Mr. James H. Wheatley. 

On motion of the Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, it was 

Resohed, That the Resolution reading, '* Resolved, that the Mis- 
sionary Committee of this Diocese be requested, First, to ascertain 
the condition and needs of the entire City of Brooklyn in reference to 
the Ministrations of the Church ; Second , to consider the expediency, 
and suggest plans for bringing all the Mission Work of the City, in- 
cluding parochial missions, under one corporation and government, 
and to report at the next Convention, " — which was referred at the last 
Convention to the Missionary Committee, be referred to a special Com- 
mittee, of five, to be appointed by the Chair, to report at the next 
Convention. 

The President appointed as this Committee, 

Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, Hon. Jasper W. Gilbert, 

Rev. N. H. Schenck, D.D. Mr. Clarence L. Burnet. 

Rev. James W. Bradin, Jr. 

The. Rev. Dr. Schenck, from the Committee on the En- 
largement of the Episcopal Fund, reported that no further 
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66 Diocese of Long Island. 

action had been taken since the Report to the last Con- 
vention. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Moore, it was 

Resolved, That the Committee on the Enlargement of the Episcopal 
Fund be continued. 

They were accordingly announced by the President as 
follows : 

COMMITTEE ON THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE EPISCOPAL FUND. 

Rev. N. H. ScHENCK, D.D. Mr. Charles R. Marvin, 

Mr. Charles A. Townsend. 

The Rev. Mr. Maynard withdrew the Report on Sunday- 
Schools read yesterday and recommitted, and presented and 
read the following 

OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL WORK 

OF THE DIOCESE. 

Since the last Convention, six Sunday-school Convocations have been 
held, viz. : 

The 2oth Convocation, on Monday, October 35th, 1875, ^'^ Christ 
Church, S. B. The Rev. L. W. Bancroft, D.D., presided, and the 
Rev. R. Heber Newton, of New York city, delivered an address. 
Subject, "Is the Sunday-school a permanent Institution ?" 

The 2 1st Convocation, on Tuesday, November 23d, 1875, in 
Trinity Church, East New York ; Rev. J. I. Elsegood presided. Sub- 
ject discussed by Convocation, *'Are Rewards or Prizes beneficial or 
pernicious ?" 

The 2 2d Convocation on Tuesday, December 14th, 1875, ^^ Sl 
James* Church ; Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., presided. Subject dis- 
cussed by Convocation. ** Are Summer Vacations expedient ?" 

The 23d Convocation on Monday, February 7th, 1876, in St. 
Johns Church, Rev. W. A. Snively, D.D., presided, and the Rev. G. 
Jarvis Geer, D. D. , of New York city, delivered an address. Subject. 
* ' Character, and the Church Catechism. " 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convention, 1876. 6^ 

The 24th Convocation on Monday, March 27th, 1876, in St. 
Mark's Church, E.D., Rev. Samuel M. Haskins, D.D., presided. Sub- 
ject discussed by Convocation, *' Hymnology of the Sunday-school." 

The 25th Convocation on Tuesday, May 9th, in St. Peter's Sunday- 
school Chapel Rev. Chas. H. Hall, D.D., presided. The Chairman 
of the Committee of Arrangements read the Annual Report. After 
which those present discussed '* The Workings of Convocation. " 



SUMMARY OF STATISTICS OF THE SUNDAY-SCHOOLS IN THE 

DIOCESE. 

Kings County has 47 Schools, with 290 Officers, 1193 Teachers, 11,377 

Scholars. Total Membership, 12,860. 
Queens County has 28 Schools, with 79 Officers, 332 Teachers, 2994 

Scholars. Total Membership, 3405. 
Suffolk County has 19 Schools, with 30 Officers, 94 Teachers, 630 

Scholars. Total Membership, 754. 
Total in Diocese, 94 Schools, with 399 Officers, 1619 Teachers, 15,001 

Scholars. Total Membership, 17,019. being an increase of 312 

over that of last year. 

Number of Scholars connected with Schools over 15 years of age, 
2859, being an increase of 24 over last year. 

Average attendance each Sunday from Easter, 1875, ^^ Advent, 1875, 
(Summer Ses;>ions) 9610, being an increase of 231 over 1875 Report. 

Average attendance each Sunday from Advent, 1875, to Easter, 1876, 
10,966, being an increase of 275 over 1875 Report. 

Total number of Volumes in Libraries, 29,653, being an increase of 
720 volumes. Estimated value, $15,590, being $1141 less than last 
Report. 

Total contributions by Parishes during the year for support of 
Schools, Christmas and other FestiN'als, $10,872.09, being $478.84 
less than last year. 

Total offerings of the Schools for Missioiiarj' and other objects, 
$18,650,841 being $2161.36 less than last year. 

Total number of Confirmations rep>orted, 469 ; of which number 267 
were from the ranks of the Sunday-schools, equal to 60 per cent of the 
total. 

By these statistics it will be seen that during the past year the Sun- 
day-^hools of the Diocese have increased in membership and average 
attendance) and reports all show more thorough management and 



68 Diocese of Long Island. 

Churchly teaching. For membership of different Schools, see Table. 
(This is printed in Appendix I., after '* Parochial Reports.") 
All of which is repectfully submitted. 

Newland Matnard, S. D. C. Van Bokkelen, 

T. S. Pycott, Briton Richardson, 

Cornelius L. Twing, 
Brooklyn, May i6ih, i8']6, CammiiUe. 

The President appointed as the 

(g,nvm\iXtt ott Simiix^'%t\»iA%. 

Rev. Newland Maynard, Mr. S D. C. Van Bokkelen, 

Rev. Thomas S. Pycott, Mr. Briton Richardson, 

Mr. Frederick C. Clark. 

The Rev. Mr. Maynard called up the Resolution, of which 
he gave notice yesterday, as follows : 

Resolved^ That this Convention recommend to the Parishes of this 
Diocese, the exceeding desirability in all cases of having communicants 
as wardens and vestrymen. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. SCHENCK, the matter was post- 
poned to the next Convention. 

The Rev. Charles W. Turner proposed the follow- 
ing Resolution, which, on motion of the Rev. Dr. PADDOCK, 
was amended and referred to the Committee on Canons: 

Resotved, That this Convention would approve the passage of an act 
by the State Legislature amending the Law on Religious Corporations, 
so as to permit the election of Wardens and Vestrymen after either 
morning or evening service : and also regulating with more particularity 
the qualifications of electors. 

On motion of Mr. Van Bokkelen, it was 

Resolved, That 1,500 copies of the Journal of the Proceedings of this 
Convention be printed, and distributed under the direction of the Sec> 
retary. 

On motion of Mr. Messenger, it was 



Proceedings of the Ninth Convetttion, 1876. 69 

Resohed, That the thanks of this Convention be given to the Rector, 
Wardens and Vestrymen of the Church of the Holy Trinity, for the use 
of this Church for our present session ; and that an appropriation of 
thirty dollars be made, and paid to the Rector of the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, for expenses incurred for the meeting of the Convention. 

On motion of Mr. Pierrepont, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Convention be tendered to the 
Rev. N. H. Schenck, D.D., for the able and impressive Sermon 
delivered by him before this body. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. PADDOCK, it was 

Resohed, That the thanks of this House be given to the President for 
the impartial and acceptable manner in which he has discharged the 
duties of his office. 

On motion of the Rev. Mr. LEONARD, it was 

ResofvcJ^ That the thanks of this House be given to the Secretary 
and the Assistant Secretary, for their courteous and faithful services. 

On motion of Mr. Burnet, it was 

Resolved, That the thanks of this House be returned to the Treas- 
urer of Convention for his efficient, prompt and faithful services. 

On motion of the Rev. Dr. Haskins, it was 

Resolved, That after the reading and approval of the Minutes of this 
da/s proceedings, and the usual devotions, the Convention adjourn, 
sine die. 

The Rev. Dr. Haskins, at the request of the President, took 
the chair. 

The Minutes of this day's proceedings were read and ap- 
proved. 

The concluding prayers were saM by the Rev. S. S. Stock- 



70 Diocese of Long Island, 

ING ; the Gloria in Excelsis was sung, and the Rev. PRESIDENT 
pronounced the Benediction : 

And the Convention adjourned, sine die, 

Jacob W. Diller, D.D., 

President of the Convention, 

Attest : 

T. Stafford Drowne, D.D., 

Secretary, 

Edmund D. Cooper, 

Assistant Secretary, 



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CONFIRMATIONS. 

1875. 

May 33, A. M. St Paul's, Flatbush 5 

23, P.M. St. Saviours, Maspeth 4 

30, A.M. Grace Church, Whitestone 10 

30, P.M. Zion, Little Neck 4 

June 6, A.M. St John's, Cold Spring 4 

6, P.M. Christ, Oyster Bay 4 

7, St. Paul's, Glen Cove 6 

13, A.M. Grace, South Oyster Bay 5 

30, A.M. St. Mark's, Islip 5 

3o, P. M. Christ Chapel, Brentwood 5 

33, St. Luke's Mission, Brooklyn. . . ^ 4 

Aug. I, A.M. Holy Trinity, Greenport i 

I, P.M. St. Mary's Chapel, Shelter Island 1 

10, St Luke's Chapel, East Hampton 2 

13, Grace, Riverhead i 

15, St James', Smithtown 3 

33, P. M. Christ, Sag Harbor 3 

Oct 3, A.M. St John's, Huntington 6 

3, P. M. St Johnland Chapel, 16 

31, St John's, Brooklyn, (by Bishop Whipple) 8 



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Jan. 36, St Ann's, Brooklyn, (by Bishop Coxe. ) 2 

April 9, Messiah, Brooklyn, (by Bishop Potter. ) 47 

** 30, St Ann's, Brooklyn, (by Bishop Bedell) 33 

May 7, Reformation, Brooklyn, (by Bishop Southgate) 16 

Fifteen Lay Readers have officiated in the Diocese during the year, 
some of them being Candidates for Holy Orders. 



7^ Diocese of Long Island, 

Ronald McDonald Winans November 4, 1872. 

William Wharton Gillette. November 16, 1872. 

Henry S. Bonnell October i, 1874. 

Alfred Harding September 14, 1875. 

James Hates Cameron September 14, 1875. 

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«i;anaid»teis Ux iea»n'is ana frUirt'is %tiixt%. 

Joseph Perinchief Cameron December 2, 1873. 

Thomas Benjamin Fulcher October i, 1873. 

George R. Van DeWater December 15, 1874. 

John Cornwell Welwood March 6, 1876. 

William C. Briggs. December 16, 1872. 

Benjamin J. Brenton June 2, 1873. 

^entale iiartnate. 

Present Number of Deaconesses 12. 

Probationers 4- 

®xU\u9k to Vm Siaronate. 

Henry Bedinger June 27, 1875. 

George Harris Chadwell May 26, 1875. 

Cornelius L. Twing May 26, 1875. 

William White Wilson (by Bishop Potter) March 1 2, 1876. 

Robert Bayard Snowdon *' ** March 12,1876. 

C!)r(lainea to tlte l^rieistlioaa. 

Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine May 26, 1875. 

Rev. Spencer Summerfield Roche (by 

Bishop Potter) December 17, 1875. 

Rev. Charles H. Babcock, Rectorship of St George's Ch. Brooklyn. 
Rev. William M. Willian, Assistant Minister Grace Church, Brooklyn 
Heights, in charge of Grace Chapel. 



Visitations and Acts of the Bishop y 1876. 73 

Rev. Charuis Pelletreau, Rectorship of Trinity Church, Roslyn. 
Rev. John W. Buckmaster, Rectorship of Church of Holy Trinity, 

Greenport. and St. Mar}'s, Shelter Island. 
Rev. William T. Fitch, Rectorship of St Mark's Church, Brooklyn. 
Rev. T. S. Drowne, D.D., Rectorship of St. Paul's Church, Brooklyn. 
Rev. James H. Lee, Rectorship of St James' Ch., Smithtown, and St 

Mary's, Ronkonkoma. 
Rev. George S. Beknitt, Assistant Minister of St Peters Church, 

Brooklyn, in charge of St. Peter's Chapel. 
Rev. Irving McElroy, Assistant Minister of St Marj's Ch., Brooklyn. 
Rev. Spencer S. Roche» Assistant Minister of Grace Ch., Brooklyn 

Heights. 
Rev, Richard H. L. Tighe, Min. in charge of St John's, Greenfield. 
Rev. Charles H. Bixbt, Rectorship of All Saints' Church, Brooklyn. 
Rev. J. Frederick Esch, Assistant Minister of St Geoi^ge's Church, 

Flushing, in charge of St Paul's Chapel, College Point 
Rev. George H. Chadwell, Assistant Minister of Grace Church, 

Brooklyn Heights. 
Rev. William Hyde, Rectorship of Ch. of the Atonement, Brooklyn. 

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Rev. Frederick B. Carter, Rector of St Geoige's Church, Brooklyn. 
Rev. George H. Chadwell, Assistant Minister of Grace Church, 

Brooklyn Heights. 
Rev. Spencer S. Roche, Rector of St Mark's Church, Brooklyn. 
Rev. John J. Harrison, Rector of Christ Church, Sag Harbor. 
Rev. James O. Drumm, Recior of Christ Church, West Islip. 
Rev. C. McIlvaine Nichoi.son, Assistant Min. of Christ Ch., Brooklyn. 
Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Rector of St James' Church, Smithtown. 
Rev. Robert B. Snowden. Minister in charge of St John's Church, 

(jreenfield. 
Rev. Samuel W. Sayres, Rector of Trinity Church, Rockaway. 
Rev. William White Wilson, Assistant Minister of St Ann's Church, 

Brooklyn. 
Rev, George F. Behringer, Assistant Minister of St George's Church, 

Flushing, in charge of St. Paul's Chapel, College Point 

(Sta:0gmro 3ilemv(d into tlte Si0»jse« 

1875. 

June 18, Rev. James W. Sparks, from Diocese of New York. 
June 19, Rev. John- McNamara, D.D., *• Nebraska. 

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Oct. 5, Rev. Chas. McIlvaine Nicholson, Diocese of MassachusetU. 



Nov. 8, Rev. James O. Drumm, 
Dec. 13, Rev. John J. Harrison, 
** Rev. Richard S. Adams, 
1876. 

April 26, Rev. Samuel W. Sayres, 
Rev. George F. Behringer, 



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22, Rev. Charles W. Ward, to the Diocese of Rhode Island 

19, Rev. George Stanberry, '' Kentucky. 

31, Rev. Charles H. Babcock, '' Massachusetts. 

18, Rev. Irving McElroy, '* Albany. 



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15, Rev. Charles Pelletreau, 
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Rev. William Mowbray. 



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William T. Sabine, Presbyter, 

Benjamin Leacock, Presbyter, 

William W. Sever, Presbyter, 

J. Eastburn Brown, Presbyter, 

Wm. M. Postlethwaite, Presb. 

Charles A. Foster, Deacon, 

Thompson L. Smith, Presbyter, 

John Robertson, Presbyter, 

George A. Riddles, Presbyter, 

A. M. Morrison, Presbyter, 

John B. Sa\'e, Deacon, 
P. F. Stevens, Presbyter, 
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Mar. 2, Rev. Edmund Charles Colman, Deacon, by Bp. of Ohio. 

April 18, Rev. George R. Coggeshall, *' R. I. 

" 20, Rev. John K. Dunn, Presbyter, *' Kansas. 

June 9, Rev. William J. Lynd, Presbyter, ** Col. 

1875. 

Nov. 8, Rev. James H. Eccleston, D.D., Bishop elect of Iowa. 

Rev. William Edward McLaren, D.D., Bishop-elect of Illi. 
Rev. John Henry Hobart Brown, S.T.D., Bishop-elect of 
Fond du Lac. 

Rev. Charles H. Hall, D.D. 
Rev. T. Stafford Drowne, D.D. 

Confirmations 194 

Lay Readers 15 

Postulants 5 

Candidates for Deacons and Priests' orders 4 

Candidates for the order of Deacons 2 

Deaconnesses employed in the Diocese 12 

Ordained to the Diaconate 5 

Priesthood 2 

Resignation of Parishes 15 

Clergymen appointed to Cures 11 

Clergy received into the Diocese 8 

Letters Dimissory granted 7 

Clergymen Deceased 2 

Clergymen belonging to the Diocese 95 

Consent to the Consecration of Bishops 3 

ABRAM NEWKIRK LITTLEJOHN, D.D., 

Bishop of Long Island. 



APPENDIX I. 




From May i8th, 1875, to May 20thy 1876, 



KINGS COUNTY. 



CHRIST CHURCH, BAY RIDGE. 
The Rev. J. A. Aspinwall, Rector. 

Families, 85 ; Individuals, 280. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; In&nts, 14 ; 
Total, 16. Condrmed, 7. Marriages, i. Burials, 10. Communicants : 
Present number, 120. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 5 ; Female, 
9 ; Total, 14 ; Scholars, Male, 68 ; Female, 89, Total, 157. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Thursday even- 
ing before Good Friday and on Easter Day. 

Divine Services held, twice every Sunday : two services part of the 
year, the rest of it one, during the week. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $270 78 ; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $3490 23 ; Increase and im- 
provement of Church Property, $500; Sunday School, $157 77; 
Ladies Sewing Society for families of Poor Clergymen, $5CX3 ; Col- 
lected by Sunday-school and given by friends for new Sunday-school 

building, $2000 ; Total $6,918 78 

Diocesan : Salary of Bishop, assessment, %n 50 ; Diocesan Fund, $20 ; 
Diocesan Missions, $75 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $27 67. 

Total w $160 17. 

General : American Church Missionai}- Societ}-, for work in Mex- 
ico, $164 50; Foreign Committee, $150 90. Evangelical Education 
Society, $103 23 ; Mission to the Jews, $15 00. 

Total $433 63 

Total of Offerings $7, 51 2 58 



Parochial Reports, 1876, jy 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles H. Bixby, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, i; In&nts, i8 ; Total, 19; Marriages, 6; 
Burials, 24 ; Communicants : Received into the Parish, 7 ; Removed 
from the Parish, 27 ; Died, i ; Present Number, 133 ; Sunday-school : 
Officers, 6 ; Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 1 7 ; Total, 20 ; Scholars, 
Male, 95 ; Female, 94 ; Total, 189. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
6 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated First Sunday in the month and on 
nearly all the Holy Days and Festivals. 

Divine Services held twice on Sundays, on Wednesdays and 
Frida}'s during Lent, and every day in Passion Week. 

The Rector resigned the rectorship of this Parish on Monday in 
Easter Week, April 17th. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $69 55 ; All Current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,639 18 ; Sunday-school, 
$257 91. Total $2,966 64 

Diocesan : Church Charity Foundation of Long Island : $20 00 

Total of Offerings $2,986 64 

CHURCH OF THE ATONEMENT, BROOKLYN. 

Rectorship Vacant. 

Families or parts of families, 190 ; Baptisms : Adults, i ; Infants, 
54 ; Total, 55 ; Marriages, 4 ; Burinls, 19 ; Communicants : Present 
Number, 152 ; Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 13 ; Female, 33 ; 
Total, 46 ; Scholars, Male, 247; Female, 359; Total, 606. 

The Rev. Wm. Hyde withdrew from this Parish on the first Sunday 
after Easter, April 23. 

contributions. 

Parochial : All Current Expenses, including Rector's Salary, 
^4,36350; Sunday-school, $500; Industrial School, $i,ooo 00. 
Total $5,863 50 ; 

Diocesan. — Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5. 

Total of Offerings $5i868 50 



78 Diocese of Long Island, 

CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. L. W. Bancroft, D.D., Rector. 
The Rev. J. W. Lee, and Rev. Chas. Mcllvaine Nicholson, 
Assistant Ministers. 

Families, 231 ; Individuals, 924. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; In&nts, 25 ; 
Total, 27. Marriages, 8 ; Buridls, 15. Communicants : Received into 
the Parish, 27 ; Removed from the Parish, 58 ; Died, 2 ; Present Num- 
ber, 435. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 17 ; Female, 13 ; Total, 
30; Scholars, Male, 103 ; Female, 138 ; Total, 241. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 11,125 39 > ^^ c^^' 

rent expenses, including Rector's Salary, 19,722 84; Sunday-school, 

I500 00 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, $1,203 65 ; 

Total $12,551 88. 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $1,629 ^9 ! Salary of Bishop, assess- 
ment, $50 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $38 40 ; Diocesan Missions, $1,200 ; 
Theological Education, $1,625 00; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $77 10 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $672 60 ; 
Total $5, 292 99 

General: Foreign Missions, $342 51; Other purposes, $2,157 57. 
Total $2,500 08 

Total of Offerings $20, 344 95 

CHRIST CHURCH CHAPEL, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. J. W. Lee, Minister in ch.irge. 

Families, about 150. Individuals, about 300. Baptisms: Adults, 
5; In&nts, 17; Total, 22. Marriages, i; Burials, 13. Communicants : 
Received into the Parish, 7 ; Removed from the Parish 4 ; Died, i ; 
Present number, 80. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 12 ; Female, 
16; Total, 28. Scholars, Male, 157; Female, 296; Total, 453. 

Holy Communion celebrated first Sunday in every month, Easter, 
and Christmas. Divine services held twice every Sunday, Christmas 
Day and Thanksgiving. 

contributions. 

Parochial : All cunent expenses, $540 16 ; Sunday-school, 
$150 00. Total ...$690 16 



Parochial Reports, 1 876. 79 

CHURCH CHARITY FOUNDATION, Viz., ORPHAN 

HOUSE, HOME FOR THE AGED, AND ST. 

JOHN'S HOSPITAL. BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. N. W. Camp, D.D., Resident Chaplain. 

Number of Inmates in the Home for the Aged, 42. Number of In- 
mates in the Orphan House, 71. Number of Inmates in St John's 
Hospital, 27. Admissions to the Home for the Aged since last Report, 
7. Admissions to Orphan House 3ince last Report, 17. Admissipnsto 
St John's Hospital since last Report, 86. Number of Orphans, remov- 
ed since last Report, 1 2. Number of Deaths in Home for the Aged, 
during the year, 4. Number of Deaths in St. John's Hospital, during 
the year, 6. Number of patients discharged as improved or cured, 71. 

&ptisms ; Patients, Adults, 3 ; Orphan House 8 ; others, 9 children. 
Total, 20; Confirmation class under instruction, 12; Communicants 
on the Church Charity Foundation, 78. Sunday-school : Teachers, 
Male, 3 ; Female, 6 ; Total 9 ; Scholars, Male, 37 ; Female 34 ; 
Total, 71 ; Orphan School : Teachers, 2 ; Scholars, Male, 37 ; Female, 
34; Total, 71. Oifertory, twice every Sunday, of which $40 were for 
the support of a child in an Orphan School at Cape Pklmas, Africa. 
Total $151 73 

Noix. — Some of the Orphans (ooth boys and girls) are partly with- 
drawn at certain hours from the School Room, and are learning the 
Printing and Stereotyping business. No report is made of them here, 
as all the facts are embodied in other reports. 

EMMANUEL CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry B* Walbridge, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 2; Infants, 13; Total, 15; Marriages, 8; 
Burials, 13 ; Communicants : Admitted, 6 ; Received into the Parish, 
42 ; Removed from the Parish, 34 ; Died, 4 ; Present number, 189 ; 
Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 4; Female, 16; Total, 20; Scho- 
lars, 189. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on all chief festivals. 
Divine services held on all holy days once, Friday of every week, and 
twice on Sundays. 

Daily Parish School : (Paid) Teacher, Female, i; Scholars, Male, 
12; Female, 12 ; Total, 24. 

Industrial School for Girls : Teachers 6 ; Scholars, 50. 



8o Diocese of Long Island, 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $136 54; All Cur- 
rent Expenses, inclading Rector's Salaiy, I3680 ; Sunday-school, $160 ; 
Industrial School, $48. 

Total I4024 54 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop assessment, $100 : Diocesan 
Fund, $15; Diocesan Missions, (J W. Whitney) $20; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, I37 89 ; Church Charity Foundation of 
Long Island : Home of the Aged, $167 ; Orphan House, for building, 
(J. W. Whitney $250) $259; Sheltering Arms, $ioa 

Total $698 89 

General : Foreign Committee, $25 84 ; Indian Missions, $34 37 
Total... $60 21 

Total of Offerings |4, 783 64 

The Parish Dorcas Society and Industrial School have made and given 
to the poor 343 garments. 

CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev, Henry Betts Cornwell, Rector. 

Families, iii; Individuals, 460. Baptisms: Adults, 3; Infants, 
20 ; Total, 23. Marriages, 4 ; Burials, 21. Communicants : Ad- 
mitted, 5 ; Received into the Parish, 53 ; Removed from the P^sh, 
35 ; Died, 3 ; Present number, 210. Sunday-school : Officers, Male, 
8 ; Teachers, Male, 5 ; Female, 25 ; Total, 30. Scholars, Male. 
107; Female, 136 ; Total, 243. Public Catechetical Instruction, 12 
times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Easter, Whitsun- 
day and Trinity Sunday. Divine services held on Sundays twice, 
Friday evenings, all holy days. Lent four times a week, Holy Week 
twice daily, and on Easter Even. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $144 47 ; All current 
expenses,including Rector's salary, $3, 3 67 23 ; Sunday-school, $256 41 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $3,975. 

Total $7,743 " 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $30 00 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $18 00 ; Diocesan Missions, General, $25 49, Special, $5 00 ; 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 81 

Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $34 00 ; Church Charity Founda- 
tion of Long Island, I53 00. Total $165 49 

GsNSRAL : Indian Missions, from one Sunday-school Class, $4 30 



Total of Contributions %7,9^^ 09 

GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS. 

The Rev. Wm. A. Snively, S.T.D., Rector. 

Rev. R. H. L. Tighe, Assistant, Minister of Grace Chapel. 

Rev. George H. Chadwell, Assistant to Rector. 

Families, 300 ; Individuals, 1,500 ; Baptisms : Adults, 3; Infants 47 ; 
Total, 50 ; Churching office, 3 ; Marriages, 4 ; Burials, 33 ; Holy 
Communion private, 7 ; Communicants, 450. Sunday-school : Teach- 
ers, Male, 10 ; Female, 28 ; Total, 38. Scholars, Male, 100 ; Female, 
90 ; Total, 190, Daily Parish School (Free) : Teachers, Female, i ; 
Scholars, Female, 40. 

Holy Communion celebrated every Sunday, and on all the greater 
festivals. Divine services held every Sunday, and on all the holy days 
and Litany days. Daily during Advent and Lent 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

» 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $1,300; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $13,000 ; Sunday-school, $383 38 ; 
Parochial School, $900 00 ; Increase and Improvement of Church Pro- 
perty, $700 ; Employment Society, $300 ; Church Almoner's Society, 
#i»429 33* Total $16,713 61 

D10CX8AN : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $175 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$60; Diocesan Missions, $1,391 74 ; Theological Education, $1300; 
Fnnd for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $155 64 ; Church Charity Founda- 
tion of Long Island, $i|633 34; Parish Mission, $3,500. 

Total $7,005 73 

GsNXRAL : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $370 ; 
S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $35 ; General Theological 
Seminary, $85 68 ; Domestic Committee, $7, 148 86 ; Home Missions 
to Colored People, $1,15166; Foreign Committee, $1,673 9^) ^^' 
dian Missions, $1,336 67; Deaf Mutes, $51 83; Special Offerings, 

Total $i4» 143 60 

Total of Offerings $37>86i 93 

II 



^2 Diocese of Long Island. 

GRACE CHURCH CHAPEL, BROOKLYN, 

The Rev. Richard H. L. Tighe, Assistant Minister <rf 
Grace Church, in charge of the Chapel. 

Families, 46 ; Individuals, about 360 ; Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; 
In&nts, 38; Total, 41; from October i, 1875. Marriages, 14; 
Burials, 35, from October i, 1875. Communicants : Admitted, 4 ; 
Received into the Parish, 31; Removed from the Parish, 18 ; Died, 3 ; 
Present number, 76. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 6; Female, 24 ; 
Total, 30. Scholars, Male, loi ; Female, 127 ; Total, 226. Cate- 
chetical instruction every Sunday. 

Holy Communion celebrated the second Sunday in every month, 
and on the chief Festivals. Divine services every Sunday morning and 
evening during the year ; Saints' days and festivals ; Wednesdays and 
Fridays during Lent ; morning and evening during Holy Week ; and 
the Sunday-school is held in the afternoon. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion from October, 1875, 
$74 23; Sunday-school, from October i, 1875, 1^53 <^- 

Total $227 41 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions $12 14 



Total of Offerings $239 55 

CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles H. Hall, S.T.D., Rector. 
Rev. Wm. W. Ayres, and Rev. Wm. Short, Assistants. 

Baptisms : Adults, 6 ; In&nts, 32 ; Total, 38 ; Marriages, ii ; 
Burials, 26 ; Communicants, 760. Sunday-school : Teachers, 20 ; 
Scholars, 200. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 20 ; Scholars, 
180. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, 11,150 00; All cur- 
rent expenses, including Rector's Salary, $18,781 84; Sunday- 
school, I346 II ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, 
$4^18841; Parochial collections, $1,80570; Parochial Mission, 
*4,i34 94. 

Total ...••?.. $30,407 00 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 83 

Diocisan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $158 50; Diocesan 
Fund, $60; Diocesan Missions, 773 51 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, a8o 71; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $2,273 44; 
Orphan House New Wing, $3, 205 00 ; Total $6| 75i 16 

GxNXRAL : Domestic Committee, $941 90; Home Missions to Col- 
ored People, I366 30 ; Foreign Committee, $140 00 ; Indian Mis- 
sions, I77 GO ; Ladies Missionary Society, $285 39 ; Special, $223 00 
Special, I363 89. Total $2,397 48 

Total of Offerings l39>555 ^4 



TRINITY CHAPEL, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. William Short, Minister. 

Families, 100 ; Individuals, 250. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; In&nts, 
33; Total, 35. Marriages, 13; Burials, 16. Communicants; Ad- 
mitted, 20, Removed from the Parish, 9 ; Died 2 ; Present Number, 
12a Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 9; Female, 19. Total, 28* 
Scholars: Male, 76; Female, 105. Total, 181. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Easter, Whitsun- 
day and Trinity Sunday. 

Divine Services held twice on Sundays, Wednesday evening during 
Advent and Lent 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All Current Expenses, including Rector's Salary, 
$165 00; Parochial School, I28 00; Building Fund, $69 39; Re- 
gular Collections, I419 02. Total $681 41 

Diocisan : Church Charity Foundation of Long Island : $19 00 



Total of Offerings I700 41 

On the first Sunday in June, the headquarters of the work, hitherto 
known as Holy Trinity Mission, were transferred from the hall on Myrtle 
Avenue, to the Church on Washington Street, near Sands, formerly 
known as *' Old St. Ann's." The majority of the congregation attend- 
ing at the former place, continue their connections ; others are joining 
us, and the prospects are bvorable to a greatly enlarged work. 



84 Diocese of Long Island. 

CHURCH OF THE MEDIATOR, BROOKLYN. 
Rectorship Vacant. 

Baptisms : Infants, lo ; Burials, 3 ; Communicants, 70. Sunday- 
school : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 5 ; Total 6 ; Scholars, Male, ao \ 
Female, 41 ; Total, 61. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the greater Festivals. 
Divine Services, Sundays twice ; four times weekly, through Lent, with 
Wednesday evening Lecture. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $87 13 ; All current 
expenses, including rent of Church, $1,525 00; Sunday-school, 
I32 87. Total , $1,644 99 

DiocssAN : Fund for Aged and Infirm Cleig}-, I9 31. 



Total of Offxrings |i>654 30 

The foregoing report covers only a portion of the year, from October 
24th, 1875, ^o May 7th, 1876, during which period the Rev. T. S. 
Drowne, D.D., officiated as Minister in charge, pro km. 



CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles R. Baker, Rector. 

Families, 311 ; Individuals, 908 ; Baptisms : Adults, 16 ; Infants, 
40; Total, 56. Confirmed, 50; Marriages, 3 ; Burials, 15 ; Com- 
municants, 502. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 13 ; Female, 25 ; 
Total, 38 ; Scholars, Male, 119 ; Female, 147 ; Total, 266. Public 
Catechetical Instruction ; No. of times, 10. Mission School of the 
Comforter ; Teachers, Male, 9 ; Female, 10 ; Scholars, Male, 52 ; 
Female, 60; Total, 112. Industrial School for Girls: Teachers, 
II ; Scholars, 40. 

Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month, Advent 
Sunday, Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday. Communion to the sick, 
administered 14 times. 

Divine Services held Sunday morning and evening, on all the Festi- 
vals and Fast days, every Friday evening, and every day during Lent, 
except Mondays. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 85 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, #466 73 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, 113,089 57 ; Sunday-school, 
♦76' 45 ; Mission School, $459 25. To the poor of the parish, not 
included in the Holy Communion Alms, I329 5a, Total, 115,106 53 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, I105 00 ; Salary of the Bishop assess- 
ment, 165 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $45 00 ; Diocesan Mission, $33 53 ; 
Theological Education, I3 24 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$90 51 ; Church Charity Foundation of Long Island, $366 14. To 
Nurseries, for little children, 587 89. Total |i,6i6 07 

General : Domestic Committee, |io 87 ; Foreign Committee, 

$118 35; Indian Missions, I49 08; Other general objects, $452 00; 

Total $630 30 

Total of Offerings $17 352 89 

CHURCH OF OUR SAVIOUR, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Robert C. Booth, Rector. 

Families, 250. Baptisms: Adults, i ; Infants, 38; Total, 39. 
Marriages, 7 ; Burials, 26. Communicants : Received into the Parish, 
3 ; Removed from the Parish, 7 ; Died, i ; Present Number, 200, 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 16 ; Female, 29 ; Total, 45 ; Scho- 
lars, Male, 187 ; Female, 255 ; Total, 442. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas and Easter ; in 
private to sick 3 times ; at Memorial Home for Consumptives, each 
month. Divine Services held every Sunday morning and evening ex- 
cept Easter evening; Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, Ash- Wednesday, 
Good Friday ; in Lent, Wednesdays, 4 p. m., Fridays, 7.45 p. m. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $195 23; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,792 19 ; Sunday-school Fes- 
tivals, etc., I336 II ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, 
$103 50; Parish Work Fund, $425 84; Employment Society, 
$60 00 ; Clothing Poor Children, $56 14 ; Christmas Gifts to Poor, 
$42 32. Total $4,011 93 

Diocesan i Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $38 00 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $27 GO ; Diocesan Mission, $20 00 ; Fund for Aged and In- 
firm Clergy, |i8 00 ; Orphan House, $10 84 ; Total $113 84 



86 Diocese of Long Island. 

Gknxral : Home Missions to Colored People, $15 oo ; Foreign 
Committee, $275 00 ; Indian Missions, $50 00 ; Evangelical Edaca- 
tion Society, $130 00 ; Brooklyn Bible Society, $30 00 ; Brooklyn 
City Mission and Tract Society, %%o 00 ; Evangelical Knowledge 
Society, $21 00 ; American Church Missionary SocieQr, $200 29; 
For Mexico, Dakota, and other objects, $348 37. Total, $1,089 66 

Total of Offerings $5>2i5 43 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. William A. Leonard, Rector. 

Families, 230 ; Individuals, 650. Baptisms : Adults, 8 ; In&nts, 
38 ; Total, 46. Marriages, 12 ; Burials, 40 ; Died, 12 ; Communi- 
cants, Present number, 360. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 
28 ; Scholars, 137. Boys' Mission : Teacher, i ; Scholars, 60. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on all days for which a Pre- 
face is ordered ; weekly during Lent, and on Maunday-Thursday night, 
and '* All Saints Feast ; " and to the sick twenty-two times. 

Divine Services held twice on Sundays, on all Saints' and Holy 
Days ; daily during Lent ; Wednesdays and Fridays, with Lecture Fri- 
day evenings, except during the summer. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, I399 63 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $7,494 61 ; Industrial School, 
$74 GO ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, |a,428 00; 
Parish Charities, $630 45. Total $11,026 69 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $84 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment, $25 00 ; Diocesan Fund, $30 00 ; Diocesan Missions, 
$71 66 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $79 65 ; Church Charity 
Foundation of Long Island, $457 15. Total $747 46 

General : Domestic Committee, $387 00 ; Home Missions to Co- 
lored People, $10 00 ; Indian Missions, $95 00 ; For a Student at 
St. Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., $225. Total $717 00 

Total of Offerings $12,491 15 

By the establishment of a Sinking Fund the debt of the Parish is 
being slowly extinguished. 

The Rev. Ferris Tripp has rendered faithful and valuable services 
during the year past, in voluntarily assisting the Rector. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 87 

CHURCH OF THE REFORMATION, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. John Greenwood Bacchus, Rector. 

Families, 102 ; Individuals, 450. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 
8 ; Total, 10. Confirmed, 16 ; Marriages, i ; Burials, 17 ; Com- 
municants, Present number, 225. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 
22; Female, 10; Total, 32; Scholars, Male, 117; Female. 157; 
Total, 274. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $141 78; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $5,658 96 ; Sunday-school, 
I578 90 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, Easter Offer- 
ing, $1,500; Dorcas Society, $15 91. Total $7,895 45 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $55 50; Diocesan 
Fund, $25 ; Theological Education, $52 ; C. C. Foundation of 
Long Island, $52 50; St. John's Hospital, $700 00. 

Totol $885 00 

Total op Offerings $8,780 45 

The Thanksgiving offering was made at a united service with the 
Church of the Messiah. The Parish was a liberal contributor, through 
the Fair, to St John's Hospital. 

ST. ANN'S CHURCH. BROOKLYN. 



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The Rev. Noah Hunt Schenck, D.D., Rector. 
Rev. Chalmers Thompson, Assistant Minister. 
Rev. William White Wilson, " 

Families, 250 ; Individuals, 1200 ; Baptisms : Adults, 5 ; In&nts, 
34 ; Total, 39. Confirmed, 35. Marriages, 8. Burials, 30. Com- 
municants : Admitted, 51. Received into the Parish, 27 ; Removed 
from the Parish, 65 ; Died, 7 ; Communicants, 450. Sunday-school : 
Officers and Teachers, Male, 22; Female, 29; Total, 51. Scholars, 
Male, 93 ; Female, 273 ; Total, 366. Monthly Industrial School for 
girls : Teachers, 13 ; Scholars, 75. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on chief calendar days. 
Divine Service held twice on Sundays ; also on Friday evenings, on the 
chief calendar days, and daily during Lent. 

Advent and Mid- Lent Parochial Missions have been held during the 



66 Diocese of Long Island. 

past Conventional year as during the preceding one, and with equally 
satisfactory results. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $950 50 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $22,959 68 ; Sunday-school, 
$586 03 ; Industrial school, $35 46 ; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, $3,231 29; Other objects, $400. 

Totol $28, 162 96 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, I350 ; Salaiy of the Bishop, assessment, 
$178; Diocesan Fund, $80; Diocesan Missions, general, $60; 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $125 71; Church Charity Founda- 
tion of Long Island, |iii 34 ; Homes of the Aged, $71 ; Orphan 
House, |40 ; St John's Hospital, $36 10 ; Special, Old St Ann's, 
I915 16; Other objects, $1150. 

Total Is* "7 31 

General : Mexican Mission, I50 ; Domestic Committee, $200 ; 
Home Missions to Colored People, $50 ; Foreign Committee, $130 ; 
Indian Missions, $91. Contributed by Sunday-school to Missions, 
Domestic, Foreign, and Indian, $442 83 ; Theological Education, 
|ioo; Other purposes, |2,ooo. 

Totol $3,063 83 



Total of Offerings 134^344 fo 

ST. BARNABAS CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Henry Emerson Hovey, Rector. 

Families, 160. Baptisms: Adults, 5; Infants, 58; Totol, 63. 
Marriages, 8. Burials, 38. Communicants : Received into the Parish, 
l'^ ; Removed from the Parish, 16 ; Died, 7 ; Present number, 155. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 9; Female, 17; Totol, 26. Scholars, 
Male, 103; Female, 130; Totol, 233. Public Catechetical Instruc- 
tion, 12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month, the 
chief festivals, Thursday before Easter ; occasionally in private. 

Divine Services held Sundays twice. Holy Days in morning, Friday 
evenings, daily in Lent, and twice daily in Holy Week. A children's 
service on the last Sunday afternoon of each month. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 89 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, I117 81 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salary, $3,363 81 ; Sunday-school, $i8j 14; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $94 45 ; Toward pay- 
ment of old floating debt, %^^^ 79 ; Special for Rector, Easter surplice, 
$30. Total $4,231 00 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$20; Diocesan Missions, $18 74 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$7 80; Orphan House, New Wing, $5 91 ; Sheltering Arms, $5 95. 

Total $68 40 

GxNKRAL : Foreign Committee, $531; Indian Missions, $3 53 ; 
To Rev. John R. Joyner, Cartersville, Ga., $3 52. 

Total $i2 id 

Total of Offerings $4,3" 76 

In addition to the above, a lady in Nfew York gave the Rector $500, 
and two gentlemen gave him $50 each, to pay off certain portions of 
the floating debt These amounts are not included in the total given, 
not having been contributed by the parish. 



ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Frederick B. Carter, Rector. 

Families, 100 ; Individuals, 300. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 
18 : Total, 20. Marriages, 5. Burials, 8. Communicants : Admit- 
ted, I ; Receited into the Parish, 47 ; Removed from the Parish, 35 ; 
Died, 2 ; Communicants, 127. Sunday-school ; Teachers, Male, 6 ; 
190. Public Catechetical Instruction, monthly. 
Female, 13; Total, 19. Scholars, Male, 60; Female, 130; Total, 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Holy Thursday 
evening, and Easter. Divine Services held Sundays twice, Friday even- 
ings except in June, July and August, Day of Intercession, Christmas, 
Ash- Wednesday twice, and daily Service through Lent. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $216 55; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4,013 n ; Sunday-school, $85 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $458 75. 

Total 14,773 63 

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Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $62 50 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $40 ; Diocesan Missions, $13 20 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $17 52 ; Church Charity Foundation, $13 20. 

Total $14642 

General : Home Missions to Colored People, by Sunday-school, 
$52 50. 

Total of Offerings $4,972 55 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Charles W. Homer, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, i ; Infants, 38 ; Total, 39. Marriages, 15. 
Burials, 30. Communicants : Received into the Parish, 31 ; Re- 
moved from the Parish, 49 ; Died, 1 1 ; Present number, 703. Sun- 
day-school : Teachers, Male, 30 ; Female, 63 ; Total, 93. Schol- 
ars, Male, 352 ; Female, 419 ; Total, 771. Public Catechetical In- 
struction, 12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, all days with a "proper 
preface," Thursday of Holy Week, and often with the sick. Divine 
Services held twice on Sundays, daily in Lent, and generally on 
Saints' days, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, and other Parochial 
agencies for the poor, $1,665 ^9 J ^^^ current expenses, including 
Rector's salary, taxes, and City assessments, $23,427 71 ; Sunday- 
school, $1,41879. Total $26,512 19 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $151 ; Efiocesan Fund, 

$40; Diocesan Missions, $15934 ; Church Charity Foundation, 

$500 ; Offerings of Sunday-school for Diocesan purposes, $295 35. 

Total $1,145 69 

General : Domestic Committee, $152 55 ; Indian Missions, 
$203 46 ; Offerings of Sunday-school for general Missionary purposes, 
$659 86. Total $1,015 87 

Total of Offerings $28,673 75 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Thomas Stephenson Pycott, Rector. 
The Rev. Henry A. Spafard, Assistant Minister. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 91 

Families, 100. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 19 ; Total, 22. 
Confinnedy 8. Marriages, 4. Burials, 20. Communicants, 214. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 10 ; Female, 18 ; Total, 28. Schol- 
ars, Male, 76; Female, 86; Total, 162. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at Holy Communion, $139 z'j ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $6,021 74 ; Sunday-school, $406 ; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $375 20. Total, 
$6,942 21. 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $103 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$30 ; Diocesan Missions, $10 15 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$17 ; Church Charity Foundation, $215 04. 

ToUl $375 19 

General : Foreign Committee, $10 ; Mission Work in Mexico, 
$25; Education, $25; Bishop Whipple, $50; other objects, $70. 
Total $180 GO 

Total of Offerings $7,497 40 



ST. LUKFS CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Jacob William Diller, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms, Adults, 2; Children, 96 (14 clinic); Total, 98. Mar- 
riages, 27. Burials, Children, 32 ; Adults, 20; Total, 52. Commu- 
nicants: Admitted, 15; Received into the Parish, 25; Erased, 65; 
Died, 6 ; Present number, 369. Sunday-school : Teachers and 
Officers, Male, 12; Female, 20; Total, 32. Scholars, Male, 74; 
Female, 127; Total, 201. Public Catechetical Instruction, monthly. 

Holy Communion celebrated whenever there is an Ante-Communion, 
except on Good Friday and the national Thanksgiving Day. Com- 
munion of the Sick, 1 2 times. Divine Services held on all the Feast 
days (including Sundays, ) and on Fast days twice ; on all other 
days, once. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $663 80 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $5,4CX); Children's Easter offer- 
ings, $27 45 ; St Luke's Benevolent Society, $430 44 ; Increase and 
improvement of Church property, ( Sunday-school Building Fund), 
$428 96; Special for poor, $120; Christmas Dinner for the Poor, 



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$43 23; Church Furnishing, etc, $350; Sunday-school, special, 
$167. Total $7,630 88 

DiocKSAN : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $80 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$20 ; Diocesan Missions, $38 23 ; Church Charity FoondatioD, 
Orphan House, Ac, $260. Total $388 23 

General . Special Easter offerings for Missions, $100 ; Cathedral at 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, $74 84 ; Aged Clergymen, $22 ; St Ann's 
Church for Deaf Mutes, $7 80 ; Mission to the Jews, New York, 
$21 63 ; Nashotah Divinity School, $30. Total $256 28 

Total of Offerings |8, 275 39 



ST. MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Spencer Summerfield Roche, Rector. 

Families, 100 ; Individuals, 500. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 
19; Total, 22. Confirmed, 21. Marriages, 8. Burials, 15. Com- 
municants : Admitted, 16 ; Received into the Parish, 45 ; Removed 
from the Parish, 8 ; Died, 5 ; Present number, 203, Sunday-school : 
Teachers, Male, 11 ; Female, 15; Total, 26. Scholars, Male, 70; 
Female, no; Total, 180. Public Catechetical Instruction, once a 
month. 

Holy Communion celebrated on the first Sunday in each month, and 
on greater festivals. Divine Services held twice on Sundays and Friday 
evenings ; Prayer and Lecture daily in Lent. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $150 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $3,531 ; Sunday-school, $360; In- 
crease and Improvement of Church property, %'^yj ; Various, $305. 
Total $4, 683 00 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, Salary of the Bishop assessment, and 
Diocesan Fund, %T^ ; Diocesan Missions, $50 ; Fund for Aged and In- 
firm Clergy, $25 : Church Charity Foundation, $95 ; Sheltering Arms, 
$46. Total $289 GO 

General : Domestic Committee, $50 ; Foreign Committee, $5a 
Total $100 00 

Total of Offerings I5i072 00 



Parochial Reports ^ 1876. 93 

ST. MARY'S CHURCH. BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Daniel V. M. Johnson, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 4; Infants, 108; Total, 112. Marriages, 24. 
Burials, 61. Communicants : Admitted, 3 ; Received into the Parish, 
28 ; Removed from the Parish, 38 ; Died, 5 ; Present number, 489. 
Two Sunday-schools : Teachers, Male, 14 ; Female, 53 ; Total, 67. 
Scholars, Male, 234 ; Female, 352 ; Total, 586. Catechetical In- 
struction, once a month. Parish School, free, in part : Teacher, Fe- 
male, I. Scholars, Male, 12 ; Female, 8 ; Total, 20. Industrial 
School for Girls : Teachers, 14 ; Scholars, 80. 

Holy Communion celebrated every Lord's Day, and on all festivals for 
which a proper preface is provided. In private, 56 times. 

Divine Services held twice on the Lord's Day, in addition to the early 
celebration at 7 o'clock ; twice on Festivals and Saints' Days ; through- 
out the season of Lent ; Daily Morning Prayer throughout the year ; 
on Friday evenings. A Sunday afternoon service is held in the Chapel, 
also a Thursday evening service from October until the ist of May. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at Holy Communion, $702 ; All current expenses, 
including Rector's Salary, $9,122 38; Sunday-school, $56 73; Pa- 
rochial School, $175 ; Industrial School and Branch Sunday-school, 
$606 ; Increase and Improvement of Church Property, $818 71. 

Total |i 1,474 82 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $78 50 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $30 ; Diocesan Missions, $101 30 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $'^'j 83 ; Church Charily Foundation : Home of the Aged, 
$79 ^5 ; Orphan House, $50; St. John's Hospital, $330 60. 

Total $707 88 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $32 25 ; 
Domestic Committee, $95 16 ; Home Missions to Colored People, 
$53 81 ; Foreign Committee, $46 30 ; Indian Missions, $78 54 ; Mis- 
sion to Jews, $3 1 60. Total ^^^j 66 

Total of Offerings $12,52036 

ST. MATrHEW'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. Charles S. Williams, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adults, 6; Infants, 17; Total, 23. Marriages, 9. 
Burials, 24. Communicants : Admitted, 6 ; Received into the Parish, 



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%\ Removed from the Parish, 5. Died, 5; Present number, about 
150. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 7 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 27. 
Scholars, Male, 136; Female, 144; Total, 280. Public Catechetical 
Instruction, monthly. 

Holy Communion celebrated, monthly, and on greater Festivals. 
Divine Services held Sundays twice, and Friday Evenings, Christ- 
mas, Ascension, Thanksgiving-Day. Lent, 4 times a week ; Holy 
Week, every day ; A Mission Service for one week, evenings. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $125 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $4,004 10; Sunday-school, $150; 
For the Poor, $95. Total $4,374 10 

DiocKSAN : Salaiyof the Bishop, assessment, $22 50 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$15 ; Diocesan Missions, $15 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $8 ; 
Church Charity Foundation : Api>ortionment, $100; Furnishing Orphan- 
age, by Sunday-school, $20 ; General Fund, by Sunday-school, $30. 
Total $210 50 

General: Foreign, Special for China, $12; Indian Scholarship, by 
Sunday-school, $60 ; Box for Missionary in Kansas, by Sunday-school, 
1 50 ; Box for School at Walla- Walla, Washington Territory, by the La- 
dies of the Parish, $85. 

Total I307 00 



Total of Offerings $4,891 60 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. T. S. Drowne, D. D., Rector to Sept. 30th. 
The Rev. R. W. Howes, Jr., Minister in Charge, pro tent. 

Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; InfanU, 37 ; Total, 40. Marriages, 7. 
Burials, 25. Communicants : Present number, 425. Sunday-school : 
Teachers, Male, 11 ; Female, 22 ; Total, n. Scholars, Male, 93 ; 
Female, 113; Total, 206. Public Catechetical Instruction, monthly, 
in Sunday-school. Mission Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 5 ; 
Female, 9 ; Total, 14. Scholars, Male, 41 ; Female, 67 ; Total, 108. 
Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 7 ; Scholars, 48 ; Total, 55. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Easter, and Cir- 
cumcision. Divine services held Sundays twice, on holy da}'s, daily 
through Lent, Wednesday evenings ; and Friday evenings at Mission. 



Parochial Reports ^ 1876. 95 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $246 29 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's salar}', $5, 115 47 ; Sunday-school, $423 ; In- 
dustrial School, $60; St. Paul's Guild, $148 26 ; St. Paul's Mission, 
$360 ; St Paul's Ladies Employment Committee, $256 ; Sundry other 
purposes^ |i6o. Total $6,769 02 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $105 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$Z^ ; Diocesan Fund, $20 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $25 94 ; 
Church Charity Foundation, $50. Total $236 94 

General : Domestic Committee, $39 14. 

Total of Offerings I7f045 10 

ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Joseph A. Nock, Rector. 

Families, 50 ; Individuals, 200. Baptisms : Infants, 6. Marriage, 
I. Burials, 12. Communicants: Received into the Parish, 10; Re- 
moved from the Parish, 5 ; Died, i ; Present number, 79. Sunday- 
school : Teachers, Male, 4; Female, 17; Total, 21. Scholars, 
Male, 75; Female, 75; Total, 150. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
8 times. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 2 ; Scholars 40. 

Ploly Communion celebrated every Lord's day and on the greater 
Festivals. Divine Services held twice every Lord's day, on Festivals 
and Saint's days, and two days in each week during Lent 

contributions. 
Parochial: $1,864 45- 

Diocesan : Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $5. 

Total of Offerings $i|369 45 

The indebtedness on the Sunday-school room has been liquidated, 
and the condition of the parish, both financially and spiritually, is 
much improved. 

CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION, GREENPOINT, BROOKLYN. 
The Rev. Thomas W. Haskins, Rector, 

Families, 248; Individuals, 1240. Baptisms: Adults 4; In&nts, 
58; Total, 62. Marriages, 13. Burials, 32. Communicants; Ad- 



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mitted, 2 ; Received into the Parish, 30 ; Removed from the Parish, 
30 ; Died, i ; Present number, 260. Sunday-school : Teachers and 
Officers, Male, 13; Female, 30; Total, 43. Scholars, Male, 175; 
Female, 202; Total, 377, Public Catechetical Instruction, 12 times. 
Industrial School for Girls : Teachers. 6 ; Scholars, 115. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; in Advent, semi-monthly ; 
Lent, weekly ; all greater Festivals. Divine Services held Sundays, 
twice ; Lent, daily ; all Festivals ; every Friday. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $86 60 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $4,489 15 ; Sunday-schools, 
$298 61 ; Industrial School, $7 67 ; Increase aud Improvement of 
Church Property, $24 03; Special Charity Fund, $681 75; Parish 
Festivals, $122 45 ; Memorial Fund, $18 63. 

Total $5,728 89 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $15 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment, $23 50; Diocesan Fund, $15; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $7 76 ; St. John's Hospital, $10. 

Total $71 26 

General: Board of Missions, $19 12; Mission to Jews^ $4 87; 
Society for Increase of Ministry, $15 03. 

Total $39 02 

Total of Offerings $5>S39 i? 



CALVARY CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 

The Rev. Francis Peck, Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 7 ; Infants, 30 ; Total, 37. Marriages, 13. 
Burials, 41. Communicants: Admitted, 3 ; Received into the Parish, 
20 ; Removed from the Parish, 34 ; Died, 4 ; Present number, 272. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 8 ; Female, 25 ; Total, 33, Scholars, 
Male, 170; Female, 201 ; Total, 371. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the chief Festivals. 
Divine services held twice on Lord's Day, and a Lecture on Friday even- 
ings. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 97 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $95 89 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $4,156 29 ; Sunday-school, $852 23. 
Total $5,104 4^ 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $10 92 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 

ment,$i8; Diocesan Fund, $18; Diocesan Missions, $5 30; Fund 

for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $13 ; Church Charity Foundation, $20. 

Total $85 22 

General : Home Missions to Colored People $10 00 

Total of Offerings $5, ^99 ^3 

CHRIST CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. A. H. Partridge, Rector. 

Families, 175. Baptisms: Adults, 17; Infants, 72 ; Total, 89. Mar- 
riages, 18. Burials, 72. Communicants : Admitted, 50 ; Received into 
the Parish, 10 ; Removed from the Parish, 10 ; Died, 9 ; Present num- 
ber, about 400. Sunday-school : Officers, 1 1 ; Teachers, Male, 1 1 ; 
Female, 32 ; Total, 43. Scholars, Male, 220 ; Female, 336 ; Total, 
556. Public Catechetical Instruction, monthly, in the Church, and 
weekly in the Chapel. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 8 ; Schol- 
ars, no. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Easter, Whitsunday, and 
Trinity. Divine services are held Sundays twice, on all High Festivals, 
daily during Lent, and Friday evening Lecture most of the year. Chil- 
dren's service monthly. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $248 54 ; All cur- 
rent expenses, including Rector's Salary, $7,985 24; Sunday-school, 
$940 23 ; Y. P. Association, $895 ; Sewing-school for Poor Children, 
$325. Total $10,394 01 ; 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $175 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$30 ; Diocesan Missions, $15 86 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$35 54 ; Church Charity Foundation, $100. 

Total $356 40 

General: Domestic Committee, $32 64 ; Foreign Committee, Japan, 
$50. Total i^^i 64 

Total of Offerings $10,833 05 

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GRACE CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Wm. S. Chadwell, Rector. 

Baptisms : Infants, 50. Marriages, 6. Burials, 21. Commani" 
cants : Admitted, 5 ; Received into the Parish, 8 ; Removed from the 
Parish, 20 ; Died, 6 ; Present number, 149. Sunday-school : Teach- 
ers, Male, 4 ; Female, 23 ; Total, 27. Scholars, Male, 140 ; Female, 
170; Total, 310. Public Catechetical Instruction, 10 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated every month, and on the greater Fes- 
tivals. Divine Services held twice on Sunday, with the customary 
Services during Lent. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $91 22 ; All current 
Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $3,15801; Sunday-school, 
«345 54. Total $3,594 77 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $30 00 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $20 GO ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $1 1 00. 

Total $61 00 

General : Domestic Committee $7 79 

Total of Offerings $3,663 56 

ST MARK'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Samuel W. Haskins, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 41 ; Total, 43. Marriages, 17. Bu- 
rials, 32. Communicants: Admitted, 10; Received into the Parish, 
6 ; Removed from the Parish, 8 ; Died, 1 1 ; Present number, 338. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 5 ; Female, 28 ; Total, 33. Schol- 
ars, Male, 124 ; Female, 142 ; Total, 266. Public Catechetical In- 
struction, every Sunday. 

Holy Communion celebrated first Sunday in every month ; Also 
on Christmas, Easter and octave. Ascension, Whitsunday, Trinity, 
and All Saints. Divine Services held twice or thrice Sundays, once on 
Holy Days, Daily in Lent, twice daily in Holy Weet Also on Fridays 
most of the year, with Lectures from Advent to Easter. 

contributions. 
Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, |2 14 93 ; All current 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 99 

Expenses, including Rector's Salary, $4,000 ; Sunday-school Offerings, 
$388 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, $2,550. 

Total S7.152 93 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund : Interest on note, $12 25 ; Salary of the 
Bishop, assessment, $72 ; Diocesan Fund, $25 ; Diocesan Missions, 
Special, St Thomas, $73 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $21 12 ; 
Home of the Aged, $21 28; Orphan House, $50; St John's Hospi- 
tal, for Endowment of Bed, $100. Total $374 65 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $17 56 ; 
Domestic, Special, $36 89 ; Home Missions to Colored People (Spe- 
cial, ) $10 ; Nashotah, $21. Total $85 45 

Total or Offerings $7,613 03 



ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN, E. D. 
The Rev. Newland Maynard, Rector. 

Families, 140 ; Individuals, 300 ; Baptisms : In&nts, 18 ; Mar- 
riages, 5. Burials, 8. Communicants : Admitted, 5 ; Removed from 
the Parish, 5 ; Present number, 150. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 
5 ; Female, 16; Total, 21. Scholars, Total, 250. Public Catechetical 
Instruction, 12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Divine services held on 
Sundays, twice. 

CONTRIBtJTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $350 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $3,001 ; Sunday-school, $150 ; In- 
terest on Bond and Mortgage, $1,540. Total $5)04i 00 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $53 : Diocesan Mis- 
sions, $15 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $11. 

Total $79 00 

General : Board of Missions P. E. Church, U. S $31 00 

Total of Offerings $5, 1 51 00 

Two boxes of clothing were forwarded to the Church Charity Foun- 
dation last Christmas. Mite boxes for Missionary work have been in- 
troduced during the year, with very encouraging results. Notwithstand- 



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ing the financial pressure of the times, our heavy install metits of interest 
have been met punctually ; this has resulted largely from the efficient 
co-operation of the various Societies, of the Parish. 

ST. PETER'S CHURCH, BROOKLYN. 

The Rev. John A. Paddock, D.D., Rector. 

Families, about 350, of whom 30, at the Mission.' Baptisms : Adults, 
4 ; Infants, 74 ; Total, 78. Marriages, »8. Burials, 73. Communi- 
cants : Present number, about 500, of whom 20 at Mission Chapel. 
Patrish Sunday-school : Officers and Teachers, Male, 33 ; Female, 40; 
Total, 73. Scholars, Male, 233 ; Female, 310 ; Total, 543. Mission 
Sunday-school : Officers and Teachers, 29 ; Scholars, 186 ; Total, 
Teachers, 102 ; Scholars, 729. Industrial School for Girls : Teachers, 
6 ; Scholars, 55. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $340 77 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, 111,173 71; Sunday-schools, 
$741; Industrial School, $33 50; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, $1,746 56 ; Industrial Aid Association, $105 ; Re- 
lief Association, $166 11. Total |i4,3o6 65 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $78 50 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $40; Diocesan Missions, $109 11 ; Theological education, 
$250 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $44 63 ; Church Charity 
Foundation of Long Island, $619 83 ; Home for Consumptives, 
$1,285; Sheltering Arms Nursery, $385 81. Total $2,812 88 

General : Bible Society, $25 72 ; Church Building, $41 87 ; Do- 
mestic Committee, %ZIZ 30 ; Home Missions to Colored People, 
$56 66 ; Foreign Missions, $245 15 ; Indian Missions, $48 03 ; Sea- 
men's Mission, $72 91 ; Deaf Mutes, $16 25. Total $839 89 

Total of Offerings $1 7»959 4^ 

ST. THOMAS' CHAPEL, BROOKLYN, E. D. 

The Rev. Cornelius L: Twing, Missionar}'-. 

Number of Families, 15; Individuals, 80; Baptisms: In&nts, 15. 
Marriages, 5. Burials, 6. Communicants : Received into the Parish, 
4 ; Removed from the Parish, 3 ; Present number, 15. Sunday- 
school : Teachers, Male, 3 ; Female, 10; Total, 13. Scholars, Male, 
27 ; Female, 28 ; Total, 55. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
monthly. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. loi 

Holy Communion celebrated, monthly, and on Christmas and Eas- 
ter. Divine services held twice every Sunday, on Friday evenings dur- 
ing Lent, and on every evening during Holy Week. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $50 18 ; From offertory 
for Current Expenses, $245 78 ; Sunday-school, $47 ; From Friends • 
of the Mission, $307 ; Proceeds of Festivals in aid of the Mission, 
$250 Zi, Total $900 79 



Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, $5. 



Total of Offerings $905 79 

The Missionary has received no Salary from his congregation ; being 
a Missionary of the Diocese, a small stipend has been granted him. 
Previous to Feb. i, 1876, he was employed at the rooms of the Domes- 
tic Committee. Since that date, he has given his entire time to the 
Mission work. The outlook is good ; an increasing interest is mani- 
fest in the attendance upon and in the services of the Church. 

TRINITY CHURCH, EAST NEW YORK. 
The Rev. George S. Elsegood, Rector. 

Families, 130 ; Individuals, 495. Baptisms : Adults, 4 ; In&nts, 
25 ; Total, 29. Marriages, 7 ; Burials, i'^. Communicants : Ad- 
mitted, 14 : Received into the Parish, 2 ; Removed from the Parish, 
13 ; Died, 6 ; Present number, 129. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 
10; Female, 19; Total, 29. Scholars, Male, 128; Female, 208; 
Total, 336. Public Catechetical Instruction monthly in church, and 
at other times, as opportunity occurred. 

Holy Communion celebrated in public, Sundays and Holy Days, 12 
times ; in private, 1 1 times. Divine Services held Sunday mornings, 
48 ; Sunday evenings, 52 ; Holy Days, 23 ; Other days, 51 ; Total, 
174. Sermons, Lectures and Addresses, 153. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $69 95 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $1,194 88; Sunday-school, 
$360 24 ; For Church improvement, $489 75 ; Ladies' Aid Society, 
$294 22. Total $2,409 04 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $5 00 ; Salary of the Bishop, assess- 
ment. $7 50 ; Diocesan Fund, $10 00 ; Diocesan Missions, $6 00 ; 



102 Diocese of Long Island, 

Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $9 53 ; Church Charity Foundation, 
Home of the Aged, $8 12. 

Total $4615 

Total of Offerings $2,455 '9 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, FLATBUSH. 

The Rev. James W. Bradin» Jr., Rector. 

Families, 50 ; Individuals, 200. Baptisms : Infants, Parish, 8 ; 
Hospital, 15; Total, 23. Confirmed, 5. Marriages, 2. Burials, 7. 
Communicants : Admitted, i ; Removed from the Parish, i ; Died, 
2 ; Present number, 58. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i ; Fe- 
male, 7 ; Total, 8. Scholars, Male, 20 ; Female, 40 ; Total, 60. 
Public Catechetical Instruction, 12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on Festivals, on some of 
the Saints days : Ash Wednesday, Maunday-Thursday, and Palm 
Sunday. Divine Services held twice on ever}' Lord's Day, Fridays 
throughout the year, six days in Lent, twice daily in Holy Week ; 
Monday and Tuesday in Easter and Whiisun Weeks, Festivals, and 
Saints days. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $23 06 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,859 9^ J Sunday-school, $88; 
Increase and improvement of Church property, $516 89. 

Total $3,487 91 

Diocesan : Diocesan Missions, $26 86 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $22 ; Church Charity Foundation, $22 ; St. John's Hospital, 
$53 50. Total $124 3^ 

General: Domestic Committee, $7 ; Foreign Committee, $4. 

Total •$iioo 

Total of Offerings $3*^23 ii 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, GREENFIELD. 
The Rev. Robert Bayard Snowden, Minister in Charge. 

Families, 18 ; Individuals, 56. Marriage, i. Burial, i. Removed 
from the Parish, 7 ; Present number, 9. Sunday-school : Officers, 2 ; 
Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 4 ; Total, 5. Scholars, Male, 4 ; Fe- 
male, 14 ; Total, 18. Public Catechetical Instruction monthly. 



Parochial Reports, 1 876. 103 

Divine Services every Sunday morning, Christmas Day and Good 
Friday ; one weekly Service, with Lecture, during Lent. 

This Report, by the Minister now in charge, extends from Oct. 1st 
to May 1 6th : previous to which period the Rev. R. H. L. Tighe, 
officiated. The offerings are devoted to current expenses. 

QUEENS COUNTY. 

CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER, ASTORIA. 

The Rev. Edmund D. Cooper, Rector. 

Families, 95; Individuals, 456. Baptisms : Infants, 26. Marriages, 
4. Burials, 21. Communicants: Admitted, 7; Received into the Par- 
ish, 9 ; Removed from the Parish, 23 ; Died, 8 ; Present number, 311. 
Sunday-school : Officers and Teachers, Male, 5 ; Female, 17 ; Total, 
22. Scholars, Male, loi ; Female, 113; Total, 214. Public Cate- 
chetical Instruction, ever)* Sunday. 

Holy Communion celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the 
month, and on all the greater Festivals. Divine Services held Sundays 
twice ; on the last Sunday in the month, a third service for the children ; 
daily during Lent ; all Feast days, and all Fridays in the year. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $289 48 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's salary, $4>564 95 ; Sunday-school, $161 ; 
Sunday-school Easter Offerings for new Sunday-school building, I700 ; 
Private contributions for the poor, $iS8. Total $5»903 43 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $50 ; Diocesan Fund^ 

$15 ; Diocesan Missions, I28 87 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 

$35 ; Church Charity Foundation, $75 ; Sheltering Arms Nursery, $25 ; 

From Sunday-school, for furnishing new Wing, Orphan House, $10. 

Total .$238 87 

General : Box for Bishop Tultle, $100 ; Nashotah, $10 ; Florida, 
$10. Total $120 00 

Total of Offerings |6, 262 30 

ST. GEORGE S CHURCH, ASTORIA. 

The Rev. R. W. Harris, D.D., 

Baptisms, 9. Marriages, 3. Burials, 7. Communicants, about 



104 Diocese of Long Inland. 

90. Sunday-school : Teachers, 17. Scholars, Male, 68 ; Female, 
86; Total, 154. 

Divine Services held on Sundays, twice ; and once (with Lecture) 
in each week from November. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: 'Sunday-school, $121 64; Towards contingent expen- 
ses, $657 37. Total *779 0^ 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $35 ; Salar>' of the Bishop, assessment, 
$76 ; Diocesan Fund, $15 ; Diocesan Missions, $89 50 ; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $54. Total $269 50 

General : Domestic Committee, I131 87 ; Foreign Committee, 
$159 56 ; Bible Society, $163 51 ; Mexico (Dr Reilly,) $10 ; From 
Sunday Scholars, to ** Sheltering Arms, New York," $63 46 ; i Box 
clothing to Bishop Elliot, Kansas. Total $528 40 

Total of Offerings $1, 576 91 

ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH. FLUSHING. 
The Rev. J. Carpenter Smith, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 6; Infants, 51 ; Total, 57. Marriages, 19. Bur- 
ials, 43. Communicants: Admitted, 17; Received into the Parish, 14 ; 
Removed from the Parish. 23 ; Died, 7 ; Present number, about 300. 
Confirmations, 13. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 13 ; Female, 17; 
Total, 30. Scholars, Male, 138 ; Female, 146 ; Total, 284. Public 
Catechetical Instruction every Sunday afternoon, except during part of 
June, July and August, and once a month by the Rector, publicly in 
Church. Industrial School, Teachers, 1 1 ; Scholars, about 70. 

Holy Communion celebrated once a month, and on the higher Fes- 
tivals, and Holy Thursday Evening. Divine Services celebrated morn- 
ing and evening of every Sunday, in the Parish Church, with services 
and Lectures during Advent, Lent, and some other seasons, on week- 
days. 

contributions. 

Parochial: Communion alms, $357 41 ; All current expenses, 
including Rector's Salary, $6,111 47; Sunday-school, $250; Indus- 
trial School, $100 ; Increase of Church property, by purchase of a pew 
by the Vestry, $275 ; Through Brotherhood, charity, $577 44 ; P^idon 
mortgage on Queen's Chapel, $250 ; Dorcas Society, other purposes, 
$151 56. Total $8,072 88 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 105 

Diocesan : Diocesan Fund, $64 15 ; Aged and Infirm Clergy, $92 95 ; 
From St George's Brotherhood, for Missions in Queens County, 
$1,292 50. Total $1,449 60 

General : Increase of Ministry, $124 42 ; Ladies Mission Associa- 
tion, $812 81 ; Domestic Missions, $67 75. Total $1,004 98 

Total of Offerings $10, 527 46 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, COLD SPRING HARBOR. 

The Rev. R. T. Howard, Minister. 

Families, 30; Individuals, 93. Baptisms: Infants, 16. Confirmed, 
3. Marriages, i. Burials, 5. Communicants : Admitted, 3 ; Re- 
moved from the Parish, 2 ; Present number, 43. Sunday-school : 
Teachers, Female, 7. Scholars, Male, 20; Female, 41 ; Total, 61. 
Public Catechetical Instruction, twice a month. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and principal Festivals. Di- 
vine Services held every Sunday, and the whole of Lent. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $92 07 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $1, loo ; Sunday-school Christmas 
Tree, Ac, $89 31. Total. $1,281 38 

Diocesan : Diocesan Fund, $10 ; Diocesan Missions, $29 ; Fund 

for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $14^; Church Charity Foundation, $50 ; 

Total $103 00 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $5 ; Do- 
mestic Committee, 12 54 ; Home Missions to Colored People, $1 80 ; 
Foreign Committee, $1 65. Total $20 99 

Total of Offerings $1,405 37 

ST. PAUL'S CHAPEL, COLLEGE POINT. 

The Rev. George F. Behringer, Minister in Charge. 

Families, 40; Individuals, 200. Baptisms : Infants, 11. Confirm- 
ed, 15. Marriages, 2. Burials, 11. Communicants : Admitted, 15 ; 
Received into the Parish, 2 ; Died, 6 ; Present number, 100. Sunday- 
school : Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 19 ; Total, 25. Scholars, Male, 
125; Female, 200; Total, 325. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
monthly. 

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l[o6 tHocese of Long Island, 

Holy CommuDion celebrated monthly. Divine Services held Snndtjs 
twice, Friday evenings, and twice weekly during Lent 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,000; 
Sunday-school, I150 ; The Poor of the Mission, I185. 

Total $3,335 00 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $10 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$5. Total $15 00 

Total of Offerings $2,350 00 

The foregoing Report is imperfect, as I have been in chaige but a lit- 
tle over two months past About $600 towards current expenses have 
been received from the mother church, St George^ Flushing. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, GLEN COVE. 
The Rev. John Cavarly Middleton, Rector. 

Families, 124 : Individuals, 439- Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 30; 
Total, 32. Confirmed, 6. Marriages, 4* Burials, 13. Communi- 
cants : Admitted, 7 ; Received into the Parish, 1 1 ; Removed from the 
Parish, 8 ; Died, 3 ; Present number, 142. Sunday-school : Teachers, 
Male, 7 ; Female, 22 ; Total, 29. Scholars, Male, 84 ; Female, 79 ; 
Total, 1 63. Public Catechetical Instruction every Sunday, as a rule. 
Daily Parish School : Paid, for all who can afford it Teachers, Male, 
4; Female, i ; Scholars, Male, 8; Female, 10; Total, 18. Indus- 
trial School for Girls, at Lattingtown Mission : Teachers, 8 ; Scholars, 3a 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, every other week during Ad- 
vent and Lent, and upon all of the greater Festivals. Divine Services 
held all Sundays, Feast and Fast days as prescribed by the Prayer Book, 
daily during Lent, and on all Fridays. 

contributions. 

• 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $164 56 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,677 35; Sunday-school, %\^o 23; 
Industrial School, $25 ; Guild, $50 ; Church Furniture, $465 ; Raised 
by the Ladies Guild, $347 IZ ; Raised by Sunday-school, for Parish 
purposes, $186 62. Total $4,056 49 

m 

Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $90; Diocesan Fund, $15; 
Diocesan Missions, I63 48 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $24 50; 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 107 

Church Chanty Foundation, $164 25 ; Orphan House, $45 50 ; Parish 
Mission at Latiingtown, $27 73. Total I430 46 

General : Domestic Committee, |88 ; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $45 01 ; Foreign Committee, f79 54 ; Indian Missions, $15 ; 
Nashatah, $10. Total I237 55 

Total of Offerings $4, 724 50 

St. Paul's school daring the year past has been dependent entirely on 
local patronage, but hopes to begin the next year with several pupils 
from out of town, in addition to those now in its classes. It has a good 
staff of instructors, and every convenience of nearness to New York and 
Brooklyn, house, grounds, &c. 

An elegant Communion Service, "In Memoriam"of his mother, 
was presented to the Parish on Easter Day by John W. Somarindyck, 
Esq. The Parish is also indebted to Mr. Somarindyck for a gift of a 
new carpet, and to Mrs. E. H. Somarindyck for a beautiful eagle Lectern, 
** In Memoriam " of her deceased husband. ■ 

The Easter Offerings of the Sunday-school amounted to $329 35 ; of 
which was given to Missions $142 73. The balance was given as fol- 
lows : towards an altar for new church, $60 ; balance on organ for S. S., 
$51 62 ; for window in new church, $75. 

The sittings in this church are free. 

ST. GEORGE'S CHtJRCH, HEMPSTEAD. 

The Rev. W. H. Moore, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms : Infants, 17. Marriages, 7. Burials, 23. Communicants: 
Admitted, 2 ; Removed from the Parish, 3 ; Died, 5 ; Present number, 
204. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 19 ; Total, 20. 
Scholars, Male, 60; Female, 68; Total, 128. Public Catechetical In- 
struction, 9 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on the chief Festivals, and 
Thursday in Holy Week. Divine Services held Sundays twice, thrice 
a week in Lent, and twice a day in Holy Week, and at sundry other 
times. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $89 76 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $2,290 61 ; Sunday-school, 
$104 15 ; Increase and improvement of Church Property, I300. 

ToUl 12,784 52 



io8 Diocese of Long Island, 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $29 51 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $13 34 ; Diocesan Missions, $20 50 ; Fund for Ag^ and In- 
firm clergy, |20 29 ; Church Charity Foundation, $70 ; Church at 
Richmond Hill, $26 00. Total $179 64 

General : Domestic Committee, $31 36 ; Foreign Committee, I34 34 
Total 165 70 

Total of Offerings $3»029 86 

GRACE CHURCH, JAMAICA. 

The Rev. Geo. Williamson Smith, Rector. 

Families, 114 ; Individuals, 457. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infiints, 21; 
Total, 24. Marriages, 3. Burials, 26. Communicants : Admitted, 

5 ; Received into the Parish, 17 ; Removed from the Parish, 20; 
Died, 10: Present number, 253. Sunday-school: Officers and Teach- 
ers, Male, 8 ; Female, 20 ; Total, 28. Scholars, 168. Public Cat^ 
chetical Instruction, 6 times. Industrial School for Girls : Teacheis, 

6 ; Scholars, 20. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, Easter, Whit- 
sunday and Trinity Sunday, and on Thursday evening of Passion Week. 
Divine Services held Sundays twice ; Fridays from October i, to Easter; 
Holy days ; During Lent, Wednesday and Friday mornings ; Friday 
nights ; all aftemoons except Fridays ; Passion Week, twice daily. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $211 53; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $3,536 41 ; Sunday-school, 
$303 29 ; Industrial School, $10 03 ; Increase and improvement of 
Church property, $1,085 I Charitable Association, $680 13 ; Special 
objects, $392 ; Enlargement of S. S. Building, $20 ; Furnishing S. S. 
Rooms, S144 80. Total $6,383 19 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $20 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
%'T] 50 ; Diocesan Fund, $22 dd ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$30 57 J Church Charity Foundation : Homes of the Aged, $75 ; Or- 
phan House, $94; St. John's Hospital, $47 15; General Fund. 
%lll S9. Total $704 77 

General: Domestic Committee, $119 02: Foreign Committee, 
$47 44 ; Ladies Missionary Aid Society, $70 85. 

Total $237 31 

Total of Offerings $7i3*5 *7 



Parochial Reports y 1876. 109 

ZION CHURCH, LITTLE NECK, FLUSHING. 
The Rev. Henry M. Beare, D.D., Rector. 

Families, about 100. Baptisms : Adults, 8 ; Infents, 29 ; Total, yj. 
Confirmed, 4. Marriages, 11. Burials, 17. Communicants : Present 
number, 115. Sunday-school: Teachers, 14. Scholars, 70. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on Christmas, Maunday- 
Thursday and Easter. Divine Services held Lord's Day twice, on prin- 
cipal Fast and Festival days, Wednesday and Friday in Lent, and daily 
in Fusion week. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $40 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$20; Diocesan Missions, $149 38; Theological Education, $28 60: 
Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $63 60 : Church Charity Founda- 
tion, $141 17. Total $442 75 

General : L. I. Bible, and N. Y. Common Prayer Book Societies, 
♦4^ 35 ; S. S. Union and Church Book Society, $20 15; Domestic 
Committee and Indian Mission, $201 18 ; Home Missions to Colored 
People, $78 14 ; Foreign Committee, $206 50 ; Nashotah Mission, 
$63 07; Mission to the Jews, $19 20; Sunday-school, for Orphans' 
Home and St Luke's Hospital, $19 60. Total $656 19 



Total of Offerings $1^098 94 

In addition to the above about $200 have been distributed among 
the poor and charitable objects, from private funds. During the year 
the Rector has distributed gratuitously, 4 Bibles, 14 Prayer-books, 417 
bound volumes, 21,528 pages of Tracts, 3,132 Religious papers. Of 
the 37 baptisms reported above, 12 were at St. Regis Lake, Adirondack 
Mountains, by approval of the Bishop of Albany. 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, L. I. CITY. 
The Rev. Charles William Turner, Rector. 

Families, 53 : Individuals, 241. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 
29 ; Total, 32. Marriages, 7. Burials, 14. Communicants : Re- 
ceived into the Parish, 9 ; Removed from the Parish, 4 ; Died, 2 ; Pre- 
sent number, 75. Sunday-school : Teachers and Officers, Male, 6 ; 
Female, 10 ; Total, 16. Scholars, Male, 72 ; Female, 84 ; Total, 156. 
Public Catechetical Instruction, frequently. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on Maunday-Thursday, and on 
all Festivals for which a proper preface is appointed. Divine Services 



no Diocese of Long Island, 

held twice every Sunday, and on Ash-Wednesday, each day in Holy 
Week, and Ascension Day : once on all other appointed Fasts and Fes- 
tivals. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salaiy, 
|i,6ii 36; Sunday-school, $104 80; Increase and improvement of 
Churdi property, $47 50; Relief of poor, $5. Total $1,768 66 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $19 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$12 ; Diocesan Missions, $3 75 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Cleigy, 
$9 ; Church Charity Foundation, $13 ; Sheltering Arms, $21 13. 

Total $77 88 

General : Indian Missions, $20. 



Total of Offerings $1,866 54 

CHRIST CHURCH, MANHASSET. 
The Rev. James E. Romans, Rcctbr. 

Families, 104. Baptisms : Adults, i ; Infants, 14 ; Total, 15. 
Confirmed, 13. Marriages, 3. Burials, 17. Communicants : Admit- 
ted, 16 ; Received into the Parish, 3 ; Removed from the Parish, 2 ; 
Died, 5; Present number, 153. Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 11 ; 
Female, 13 ; Total, 24. Scholars, Male, 60 ; Female, 103 ; Total, 
163. Public Catechetical Instruction, 12 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Advent, Easter and Christ- 
mas. Divine service is held on Sunday Morning, and in the afternoon 
at Great Neck. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $158 94 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $1,650 66 ; Sunday-schools. 
$260 ; Increase and Improvement of Church property and Cemetery 
grounds, $70 ; For Cemetery lo».s, etc., $530. Total $2,669 60 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $12 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 
$36; Diocesan Fund, $12; Diocesan Missions, $13 50; Theological 
Education, $34 00 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $14 22 ; Church 
Charity Foundation, $296 ; Sheltering Arms, $8 39. 

Total $422 II 

General: Domestic Committee, and Bishop Green, $15: Home 
Missions to Colored People, $12 50; Foreign Committee, $20 45; 
Indian Missions, $10 75 ; Mission to Jews, $5 27; Bible Society, 



Parochial Reports y 1876- III 

|i6 ; American Church Missionary Society, $30; Evangelical Know- 
ledge, Papers, etc., $20. Total $129 97 

Total of Offerings l3>^2i ^8 

The Ladies' Societies have been working chiefly for the "Church 
Charity Foundation " during the year. Two wagon loads of produce, 
and 182 articles of clothing, besides the money contributions, were sent 
at various times. Regular religious services are held at the Chapel on 
Great Neck, and at other points occasionally. The Sunday-schools, 
under the Rector's charge, continue prosperous. Contributions toward 
a new Communion Service, yet to be purchased, have been made. 

ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH, MASPETH. 

The Rev. C. B. Ellsworth, Rector. 

Baptisms: Adult, i; In&nts, 15; Total, 16. Confirmed, 4. 
Marriages, 6. Burials, 17. Communicants : Admitted, 4 ; Removed 
from the Parish, i ; Present number, 43. Sunday-school : Teachers, 
Male, 2 ; Female, 10 ; Total, 12. Scholars, Male, 48 ; Female, 32 ; 
Total, 80. Public Catechetical Instruction, once on all Sundays. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, on all Festivals, and octave 
of greater Festivals. Divine services held Sundays, twice; and twice 
daily in Holy Week ; once on all Festivals ; Frida>'s, Wednesdays in 
Lent ; Ember and Rogation Days. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's salary, $2,000 ; 
Sunday-school Festivals, etc., $70; Charitable and Religious, $300. 
Total ^ $2,370 00 

DiocEs^vN : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $30 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$12 ; Diocesan Missions, $152 75 ; Fund /or Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$42 ; Church Charity Foundation, 78 75. Total $315 50 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $40 75 ; 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $26 50 ; S. S. Union and Church 
Book Society, $32 25 ; General Theological Seminary. $45 ; Domes- 
tic Committee, $137 75 ; Home Missions to Colored People, $126 50 ; 
Foreign Committee, $154 75 ; Indian Missions, $140 \o \ Nashotah, 
1^45 36 ; Faribault, $245 36 ; other Offerings, $75. 

Total $i>269 32 

Total or Offerings , $3»954 8^ 



112 Diocese of Long Island. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, NEWTOWN. 

The Rev. Samuel Cox, D.D., Rector. 

Baptisms : In&nts, 12 ; Total, 12. Marriages, 2. Burials, 11. 
Communicants, about 90. Sunday-school : Teachers and Officers, 
II. Scholars, 70. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the chief Festivals. 
Divine services held Sundays, twice ; on the chief Festivals ; Lent, daily. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $169 15; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salar}*, $3,310 53: Sunday-school, 
$101 26; Repairs and Improvement of Church property, $532 47; St 
James* Church Guild, $199 86. Total $4}3i3 27. 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $68 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$18 : Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $23 ; Church Charity Founda- 
tion, $14 ; Sheltering Arms, $26 40 ; Church of Resurrection, Rich- 
mond Hill. $41. Total $190 40 

General : Domestic Committee, $297 63 ; Home Missions to 
Colored People, $27 75 ; Foreign Committee, $44 84 ; By Woman's 
Missionary Association, $95 22. Total $465 44 

Total of Offerings $4,969 11 

The Woman's Missionary Association, sustained at present by monthly 
offerings, regularly given on the envelope system, has responded to 
many calls for aid. The St. Jafhes' Church Guild has done a most ad- 
mirable work, in relieving and caring for the destitute and suffering, not 
confining itself to those who belong to our own Church. The Bee- 
hive, an Association of young people, has also dune good service, both 
in the Parish and in Missionary help. These Societies all carry on their 
several work, with a harmony and mutual helpfulness which cannot be 
too highly commended. 

CHRIST CHURCH, OYSTER BAY. 

Rectorship Vacant. 

Families, 42; Individuals, 109. Baptisms: Adults, 2; In&nts, 6; 
Total, 8. Confirmed, 4. Marriage, i. Burials, 8. Communicants : 
Admitted, i ; Died, 2 ; Present number, 42. Sunday-school : Teach- 
ers, Male, I ; Female, 6 ; Total, 7. Scholars, Male, 26 ; Female, 
29; Total, 55. Public Catechetical Instruction, 12 times. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 113 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; Whitsuntide, Christmas, and 
Easter. Divine Services held Sundays, twice : once on the high Festi- 
vals ; twice a week during Lent ; daily in Holy Week, and twice on 
Good-Friday. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $84 54 ; All current 
expenses, including Minister's Salary, $1,607 63; Sunday-school, 
$96 07 ; Increase and Improvement of Church property, $800. 

Total $1,788 24 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $35 ; Diocesan Fund, 

$10; Diocesan Missions, $6 62 ; Chuich Charity Foundation, $27. 

Total $78 62 

Total of Offerings $1,866 86 

The Rev. James Byron Murray, D.D., officiated as Minister in 
charge for six months, from November 21st, 1875, to May 21st, 1876. 



ST. THOMAS' CHURCH, RAVENSWOOD. 
The Rev. William S. Adamson, Rector. 

Families, 38; Individuals, 138. Baptisms: In&nt, i. Marriage, 
I. Burials, 4. Communicants : Admitted, 6 ; Received into the 
Parish, 8 ; Removed from the * Parish, 4 ; Died, 3 ; Present number, 
55. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i : Female, 8 ; Total, 9. 
Scholars, Male, 25 ; Female, 38 ; Total, d^. Public Catechetical In- 
struction, monthly. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the chief Holy Days. 
Divine Services held Sundays, twice ; on chief Holy Days, and Evening 
services during Lent 

contributions. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $47 32; All current 
expenses, including Rectors Salary, $1,419 08 ; Sunday-school, 
$90 65. Total $1,567 05 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $15 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$10; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $10 25. Total. . . .$35 25 

Total of Offerings $1,602 30 

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114 Diocese of Long Island. 

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, RICHMOND HILL 
The Rev. Joshua Kimber, Rector. 

Families, 36 ; Individuals, 188. Baptisms : Infants, 4* Marriage, 
I. Burial, i. Communicants : Admitted, i ; Received into the 
Parish, 7 ; Removed from the Parish, 2 ; Present number, 38. Sun- 
day-school : Officers, Male, 5 ; Teachers : Female, 9 : Total, 14. 
Scholars, Male, 32 ; Female, 42 ; Total, 74. Public Catechetical In- 
struction, 13 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on Festivals for which a 
" proper preface " is appointed ; also upon the Thursday before Easter. 
Divine Services held Sundays, twice, with children's service on the first 
Sunday of each month ; on Fridays in Advent ; Intercession Day ; and 
upon the Anniversary of the consecration of the Church ; six times a 
week from Ash-Wednesday to Palm Sunday ; daily in Passion Week, and 
on all Holy Days which relate to our blessed Lord. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $9 82 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector s Salary, $985 22 ; Sunday-school, $109 20; 
Increase and Improvement of Church property, $320 56. 

Total $1,424 85 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$6 50 ; Diocesan Missions, $5 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$4 ; Home of the Aged, $4 13 ; Orphan House, $8 26. 

Total $32 89 

General: Domestic Committee, $5 ; Foreign Committee, $12 49; 
Indian Missions, $18 ; Mission to the Jews, $3 05. 

ToUl $38 54 

Total of Offerings $i>496 28 

Under the head ** Increase and Improvement of Church property," 
we have raised this year, $564 56. This sum was accumulated, thus : 
Offerings from Parishioners (above reported), $320 56 ; Received from 
members of Grace Church, Jamaica, $91 ; Members of St James 
Church, Newtown, $41 ; A member of St. Paul's, Yonkers, $30 : Mem- 
bers of St. George's, Flushing, $26 ; Members of St. George's, Hemp- 
stead, $26 ; Members of Trinity Church, Rockaway, $15 ; A member 
of St. John's Church, Stamford, $15. 

This, with the amount last year reported, and the value of the land 



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(the gift of Albon P. Man, Esq. ), gives us Church property, worth no 
less than $8,750, acquired and paid for since Easter, a.d. 1874. 

The Church is sustained by the free-will offerings of the people. 
The envelope plan is in use, supplementing a system of quarterly sub- 
scriptions established before the organization of the Parish. The 
Diocesan and General offerings, are, for the most part, taken from the 
Communion Alms. '* Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." 

TRINITY CHURCH, ROCKAWAY. 

The Rev. Samuel W. Sayres, Rector, since May ist, 1876. 
The Rev. William M. Carmichael, D.D., Assistant Minister. 

Families, 65. Baptisms : Adults, 2 ; Infants, 3 ; Total, 5. Burials, 
7. Communicants : Removed from the Parish, 2 ; Died, 2 ; Present 
number, 121. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 6 ; Female, 9 ; 
Total, 15. Scholars, Male, 23 ; Female, n ; Total, 56. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, 
$1, 181 'J*] ; Sunday-school, $176 86. Total $1,358 63 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $25 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$7 50 ; Diocesan Missions, $20 50 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $15. Total $68 00 

General: Domestic Committee, $15 14; Mite Chests, $24 80; 
Foreign Committee, $7 57. Total $47 51 

Total of Offerings $i>474 i4 

This Parish having been without a Rector from May ist, 1875, to 
May 1st, 1876, this report is submitted by the Wardens. 

TRINITY CHURCH, ROSLYN. 

The Rev. J. W. Sparks, Minister in charge. 

Families, 36; Individuals, 119. Baptisms: Infants, 10. Burials, 
2. Communicants, 51. Sunday-school: Teachers, Male, 2; Female, 
6,; Total, 8. Scholars, Male, 20 ; Female, 40 ; Total, 60. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and weekly during Lent ; 
Christmas and other High Feasts. Divine Services held Sundays, 



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twice ; Wednesdays and Fridays in Lent ; Ash-Wednesday, Good- 
Friday, Thanksgiving Day, and Friday evenings the greater portion of 
the year. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Communion Alms, $38 09 ; Parish purposes, $800. 

Total of Offerings $838 09 

The Hon. Elijah Ward has generously maJe an endowment to this 
Parish of the annual sum or$i,ocxD. 

GRACE CHURCH, SOUTH OYSTER BAY. 

The Rev. S. S. Stocking, Rector. (Residence, Jamaica, L. I.) 

Families, 12. Confirmed, 5. Burial, i. Communicants : Added, 
5 ; Present number, 35. Sunday-school : Scholars, 80. 

Total of Offerings $453 00 

GRACE CHURCH, WHITESTONE. 

The Rev. Benj. H. Abbott, Rector. 

Families, 50. Baptisms : Adult, i ; Infents, 26 ; Total, 27. 
Confirmed, 10. Marriages, 8. Burials, 23. Communicants : Ad- 
mitted, 5 ; Received into the Parish, 3 ; Removed from the Parish, 
25 ; Present number, 52. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 4 ; Fe- 
male, 12 ; Total, 16. Scholars, Male, 80 ; Female, 100; Total, 180. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the chief Festivals. 

Divine services held Sundays, twice ; Holy Days, and frequently during 

Lent. 

contributions. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, 
$3,297 43 ; Sunday-school, $150. Total ♦3»447 43 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $30 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$18; Diocesan Missions, $32. Total $80 00 

Total of Offerings l3> 527 43 

A Service has been held each Sunday afternoon, in the Chapel, at 
Willet's Point. Owing to the entire suspension of business in the vil- 
lage, about one half of the families connected with the Parish have 
removed. 



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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, WOODSIDE. 
The Rev. Samuel Cox, D. D., Rector. 

Baptisms : Adults, 4 ; Infants, 6 ; Total, 10. Burials, 7. Com- 
municants : Present number, 22. Sunday-school : Teachers and 
Officers, 10. Scholars, 70. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on Easter and Christmas. 
Divine Service held every Sunday afternoon, and on the Chief Festivals. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Gommunion, $19 66 ; All current 
expenses, including Rectors Salary, $870 71 ; Sunday-school, $60. 

Total $950 37 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $5. 

General : Domestic Committee, $18 92. 



Total of Offerings #974 29 

The Parish is gaining steadily in its influence and usefulness. The 
Services are well attended. The Sunday-school is conducted with un- 
tiring energy, by the earnest Superintendent, aided by the faithful 
teachers ; and reaches many families who do not come to Church. 
The Woman's Association of the Parish has provided, during the year, 
$231 71 toward the Parochial income. 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, EAST HAMPTON. 

The Rev. Charles H. Gardiner, Minister. 

Families and parts of families, 6; Individuals, 12. Baptisms: In- 
£&nt, I. Confirmed, 2. Marriage, i. Burials, 2. Communi- 
cants : Admitted, i ; Died, i ; Present number, 11. Sunday-school : 
Teachers, Female, 4. Scholars, 25. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Divine Services held Sun- 
days, twice, from June to October, and at the Bishop's visitation. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $55 04 ; All current 



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expenses, including Rector's Salary, $290 21 ; Sunday-school, $26; 
Increase and Improvement of Church property, $576 71. 

1 otal $947 96 

Diocesan : Church Charity Foundation, $5. 

Total of Offerings $952 96 

For the purpose of building a more commodious vestry-room, land 
has been purchased adjoining the Chapel. The money required 
($250) was soon obtained by subscriptions from our summer visitors, 
who have also given us other substantial tokens of liberality and zeal, 
in supporting the usual services of the Church. A neat walnut 
Lectern has been presented by a churchwoman ; and an ornamental 
chandelier, from A. D. Candy, Esq., of East Hampton, enables us to 
have evening services when required. A number of well selected books 
have been given to the Sunday-school library, by the children of the 
school. Our general prospects for the future are hopeful. 

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GREENPORT. 
The Rev. Henry Bedinger, Missionary. 

Families, 22 ; Individuals, 68. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 7 ; 
Total, ID. Confirmed, i. Burial, i. Communicants : Removed 
from the Parish, 5 ; Present number, 26. Sunday-school ; Teachers, 
Male, 2 ; Female, 3 ; Total, 5. Scholars, Male, 16 ; Female, 20 ; 
Total, 36. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, when practicable. Divine 
Services held Sundays, twice ; on Saints' Days, and during Lent 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: Alms at the Holy Communion, $17 15; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $419 05 ; Sunday-school, $22 25. 

Total $458 45 

Diocesan : $15 50. 

Total of Offerings $473 95 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, HUNTINGTON. 

The Rev. Alfred J. Barrow, Rector. 

Families, 70; Individuals, 250. Baptisms: Adults, 2 ; In&nts, 
14 ; Toul, 16. Confirmed, 6, Marriages, 4. Burials, 10. Com- 



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municants : Admitted, 6 ; Received into the Parish, 5 ; Removed from 
the Parish, 10; Died, 2; Present number, 115. Sunday-school: 
Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 7 ; Total, 9. Scholars, Male, 30 ; Fe- 
male, 40 ; Total, 70. Public Catechetical Instruction, monthly. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on the greater Festivals. 
Divine Services held Sunda}'s, twice ; great and minor Festivals, and 
during Lent. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, not devoted to special 
objects, $21 43 ; All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, 
$1,870 88; Sunday-school, $120; Donations to Rector, $100; In- 
crease and Improvement of Church property, $130 58 ; Interest on 
Mortgage on Rectory, $105 ; Realized by Ladies' Rectory Fund Society, 
$673 94. Total $3»02i 83 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $27 50 ; Diocesan 
Fund, $12 ; Diocesan Missions, $10 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm 
Clergy, $10 ; Church Charity Foundation, $50 ; new Chapel at Sweet 
Hollow, $22 35. Total $131 85 

General : Indian Missionary Box, $50 ; Do. Scholarship, from 
Sunday-school, $60. Total $1 10 00 

Total of Offerings $3>263 68 

ST. MARK'S CHURCH, ISLIP. 

The Rev. Reuben Riley, Rector. 

Families, 31 ; Individuals, 104. Baptisms: In&nts, 9. Confirm- 
ed, ID. Marriages, 3. Burials, 6. Communicants : Admitted, 3 ; 
Removed from the Parish, 4 ; Died, 1 ; Present number, 57. Sun- 
day-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 2 ; Total, 4. Scholars, 
Male, 16 ; Female, 9 ; Total, 25. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Divine Services held in St 
Mark's Church in the morning, and once a week during Lent. In the 
Congregational Church, Bayshore, on Fridays in Lent, and on Sunday 
afternoons, since May 7th. At Christ Church, Brentwood, and St. 
Mark's Chapel, Central Islip, on alternate Sunday afternoons. 

contributions. 

Parochial : All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, "$i, 000 ; 
Sunday-school, $4 08. Total $1,004 08 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, $5 ; Salary of the Bishop, assessment, 



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$27 50 ; Diocesan Fund, $10 ; Diocesan Missions, 28 98 ; Fund for 
Aged and Infirm Clergy, $13 11 ; Church Charity Foundation, $10. 

Total $92 59 

General : N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $7 ; 
Protestant Episcopal Tract Society, $1 ; S. S. Union and Church Book 
Society, $5 ; General Theological Seminary, $5 ; Domestic Commit- 
tee, $10; Home Missions to Colored People, $5 ; Foreign Committee, 
$10 ; Indian Missions, $5. Total $48 00 

Total of Offerings $1, i44 ^7 

**St Mark's Mission, Bayshore, held its first service in the Tempe- 
rance Hall, on the first Friday in Lent, which was the opening of a 
series of services to be held in the Congregational Church during the 
Lenten season, every Friday at 4 o'clock. After May ist, there will be 
Sunday afternoon service in the same place at 5 o'clock. The Pastor 
and other officers of the Congregational Society have, with marked 
courtesy and generosity, placed their building at the disposal of the 
Episcopalians for this purpose. This is indeed an emphatic evi- 
dence of Christian charity, and as such will no doubt be appreciated." 

Sou/h Side Signal, 

This Report includes the statistics of Christ Church, Brentwood, St. 
Mark's Chapel, Central Islip, and St. Mark's Mission at Bayshore. 

The summer session of St. Mark's Hall, commenced the first Monday 
in May. 

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, PATCHOGUE. 

The Rev. Jno. H. Prescott, Rector, and Missionary. 

Families, 13 ; Individuals, 70. Baptisms : Infants, 3. Marriage, 
I. Burials, 3. Communicants, 16. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 
I ; Female, 3; Total, 4. Scholars, Male, 15 ; Female, 16 ; Total, 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $11 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $400; Sunday-school, $15; Im- 
provement of Church property, $125. Total $551 00 

Diocesan : Salar)' of the Bishop, and Diocesan Fund, $10 ; Church 
Charity Foundation, $2 75. Total $12 75 

Total of Offerings $563 75 



Parochial Reports y 1876. i^l 

ST. ANN'S CHURCH, SAYVILLE. 
The Rev. Jno. H. Prescott, Rector and Missionary. 

Families, 30; Individuals, 120. Baptisms: In&nts, 17. Marriage, 
I. Burials, 2. Communicants : Received into the Parish, i ; Died, 
I ; Present number, 37. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, i ; Female, 
6 ; Total, 7. Scholars, Male, 18 ; Female, 50 ; Total, 68. Indus- 
trial School for Girls : Teachers, 4 ; Scholars, 30. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Divine Services held Sun- 
days, twice, and through Lent 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $26 08 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $700 ; Sunday-school, $50 ; In- 
dustrial School, $40 ; Increase and Improvement of Church property- 
$660. Total $1,476 08 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$4 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, $1 05 ; Church Charity Founda- 
tion, $4 25. Total $19 30 

General: N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $3 04. 

Total of Offerings $1,498 42 

CHRIST CHURCH, SAG HARBOR. 

The Rev. John Jay Harrison, Rector. 

Families, 86; Individuals, 212. Baptisms: Infants, 7. Con- 
firmed, 4. Marriages, 3. Burials, 4. Communicants : Admitted, 
3 ; Received into the Parish, 3 ; Removed from the Parish, 4 ; Pre- 
sent number, 108. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 7 ; 
Total, 9. Scholars, Male, 20 ; Female, 55 ; Total, 75. Public Cate- 
chetical Instruction, weekly. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, Christmas, and Easter. 
Divine Services held Sunday mornings, the evenings of first Sunday of 
the month ; weekly throughout Lent, and on other special occasions. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $27 36 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $807 20 ; Sunday-school, $155 94; 

Sewing Society, $111 83. Total $991 33. 

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Diocesan: Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $15 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$9 ; Diocesan Missions, $10 ; Fund for Aged and Infirm Cleigy, $5. 

Total *39 00 

Total of Offerings $1,030 33 

The decease of the Rev. Wm. Mowbray, Rector of the Parish, within 
the year, threw the parochial affairs for a time into some disorder. But 
the people have not suffered the work in which he was so highly es- 
teemed among them, to fail, and have made the closing year to be 
marked with cheering signs of prosperity. A new cabinet organ has 
been procured for the Sunday-school, where a work of great and in- 
creasing interest is going onward. 

ST. MARY'S CHAPEL, SHELTER ISLAND. 
The Rev. Henry Bedinger, Missionary. 

Families, 16. Baptism : In&nt, i. Confirmed, i. Burial, i. 
Communicants : Died, i ; Present number, 7. 

Holy Communion celebrated about six times during the year. 
Divine Services held every Sunday afternoon. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial: All current expenses, including Rector's Salary, $237 3a 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $15 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$2 ; Diocesan Missions, $11 21. Total $28 21 



Total of Offerings $255 51 

This Mission is in a large degree supported by the generosity of one 
gentleman, Dr. S. B. NicoU, resident on the Island. Services are well 
attended and much interest shown. 

ST. JAMES' CHURCH, SMITHTOWN. 
The Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Rector. 

Families, 28 ; Individuals, 76. Baptisms : Adult, i ; Infants, 2 ; 
Total, 3. Marriages, 2. Burial, i. Communicants : Present num- 
ber, 40. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 ; Female, 5 ; Total, 7. 
Scholars, Male, 12 ; Female, 28; Total, 40. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly. Divine Service held every 
Sunday morning. 



Parochial Reports, 1876. 123 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at ihe Holy Communion, $46 99 ; All current 
expenses, including Rector's Salary, $1,350. Total $i>396 99 

Diocesan : Salary of the Bishop, assessment, $10 ; Diocesan Fund, 
$16; Diocesan Missions, 12 6^ \ Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
$2 95. Total $41 58 

General ; N. Y. Bible and Common Prayer Book Society, $6 95 ; 
Board of Missions P. E. Church, U. S., $8 90 ; Mexican Mission, 
$5 53- Total $21 38 

Total or Offerings $i>459 95 

Having been in charge of the Parish only since Easter, I am unable 
to present the full details of the last year. From the latter part of the 
Advent season, until Easter Sunday, the services were kept up by one 
of the Vestrymen, acting as lay reader, and occasionally a clergyman 
was invited to officiate. 

ST. JAMES' CHAPEL, BROOKHAVEN. 
The Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Missionary. 

Families, 16. Baptisms: Adults, 9; Infants, 8; Total, 17. Com- 
municants : Present number, 26. Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 
2 ; Female, 4 ; Total, 6. Scholars, Male, 10 ; Female, 10 ; Total, 
20. Public Catechetical Instruction, 24 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly ; Christmas and Easter, and 
on a few minor Festivals. Divine Services held Sundays, twice ; Friday 
evenings throughout the year ; on some of the minor Festivals ; in 
Lent, twice weekly, and during Holy Week daily. 

contributions. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $30 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector's Salary, $450. Total $480 00 

ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, YAPHANK. 

The Rev. Ingram N. W. Irvine, Missionary (until Easter 
1876). 

Families, 23 ; Individuals, 98. Baptisms : Adults, 3 ; Infants, 9 ; 
Total, 12. Marriages, 3. Burials, 5. Communicants : Admitted. 
6 ; Removed from the Parish, 6. Died, 2 ; Present number, 35. 
Sunday-school : Teachers, Male, 2 : Female, 5 ; Total, 7. Scholars, 



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Male, 17, Female, 14; Total, 31. Public Catechetical Instruction, 
24 times. 

Holy Communion celebrated monthly, and on most Saints' Days ; 
Christmas and Easter. Divine Services held every Sunday, p.m. ; on 
the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month, a.m. ; on most Holy Days ; 
Wednesdays p.m. throughout the year. In Lent ever}' Wednesday 
twice, Fridays, once ; Holy Week, daily. 

CONTRIBUTIONS. 

Parochial : Alms at the Holy Communion, $10 ; All current ex- 
penses, including Rector s Salary, $350. Total $360 

Diocesan : Episcopal Fund, %t 50. 



Total of Offerings $362 50 



ST. JOHNS, FORT HAMILTON. 
ST. JOHNS, ISLIP. 
CAROLINE, SETAUKET. 
CHRIST, WEST ISLIP. 



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The Rev. John W. Buckmaster reports : 

Public Services, 205 ; Baptisms, 16 ; Burials, 3 ; Administration of 
the Lord's Supper, 4 times in private. 

The Rev. J. Barnwell Campbell reports : 

Preached 36 times ; read Morning Prayer 17 times ; Evening Prayer 
15, Litany 18, Ante-Communion 18; administered the Holy Com- 
munion 5 times ; assisted in Morning Prayer 5 times ; Evening Prayer 
4 ; Ante-Communion 2 ; Holy Communion 4 ; read Third Service i ; 
Baptized i ; Buried 2 infants and i adult These services were per- 
formed in Brooklyn, at St. James', Church of our Saviour, Atonement, 
Messiah, Sl Luke's, Mediator, St Mark's, Grace Chapel, Homoeopathic 
Hospital, on Staten Island, at St Andrews', Richmond ; in New Jer- 
sey, at Holy Cross, Plain field. 

The Rev. T. F. Cornell reports : 

That he has been engaged during the past year in ministering in the 
Churches of Brooklyn and neighborhood ; Baptisms, Infants 4 ; Burials 
8. 

The Rev. William T. Fitch reports : 

That since his resignation of St Mark's. Brooklyn, on the second 
Sunday in November, 1875, he has officiated in St Mary's, West Brigh- 
ton, six weeks : for 3^ months at Jamaica, Rocka>vay, and in the 
Diocese of New York ; and during Lent assisted clerical brethren in 
Brooklyn. Official acts are recorded in the Register of St Mark's 
Church. 

The Rev. Amos D. McCoy reports : 

During the past year I have assisted in reading the service whenever 
invited to do so; have preached some 12 times; have had i marriage, 
and baptized i in&nt. 



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The Rev. Robert T. Pearson reports : 

That since his resignation of Trinity Church, Rockaway, on May ist 
of last year, he has baptized in his old parish i adult and 6 infants, per- 
formed I marriage, officiated at 4 funerals, and preached t>vice. He has 
besides preached and performed other services for his brethren in the 
cities of New York and Brooklyn, and in the region round about from 
week to week, until on the first Sunday after Christmas he took charge 
of Trinity Church, Claremont, N. H., until Easter. Of that Church he 
is now Rector. 

The Rev. J. D. Philip, Deacon, reports : 

During the last year I have assisted in the services at St Foul's and 
at the Church of the Mediator ; also have officiated at the Chapel of the 
Church Charity Foundation and elsewhere : Baptisms a, Marriages a, 
Funerals a. 



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APPENDIX 11. 



Churches of the Diocese of Long Island, with the 

dates of their Organization and Admission into CONVEN- 
TION. The dates previous to 1868 are of Admission into 
Union with the Diocese of New York. 



KINGS COUNTY. 



Bay Ridge, Christ, 

Brooklyn, All Saints', 

Atonement, - 

Christ, 

Christ Chapel, 

Ch. Char. Foundation, 

Cutler Memorial, 

Emmanuel, 

Good Shepherd, 

Grace, - - - 

Grace Chapel, 

Holy Trinity, - 

Holy Trinity Mission, 

Mediator, 

Messiah, 

Our Saviour, - 

Redeemer, 

Reformation, 

St. Ann's, 

St Barnabas', 

St. George's, 

St James', - 

St John's, 

St Luke's, - 

St Mark's, 

St Mary's, - 

St Matthew's, - 

St Paul's, - 



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Organized. 
June 13. 1854. 
August 4> 1867. 
February i, 1864. 
May 18, 1835. 

Februaiy6, 1851. 
1854. 



May 3, 1847. - 
- November :& 6, 1851. 

April 4, 1869. 
August 22, 1850. 
April 23, 1867. 
December 26, 1853. 
February 20, 1867. 

1784. 
January 15, 1870. 
October 24, 1869. 
May 25, 1868. - 
April 16, 1827. 
December 27, 1841. 

1836. 
May 25, 1859. 
December 25, 1849. 



Admitted. 

- 1853 
1867 

- 1864 
1836 



1856 
1872 
1849 

1852 

1869 
1850 
1867 

1854 
1867 
1787 

1873 
1874 
1869 
1827 
1842 
1851 

1837 
1869 

1850 



136 



Diocese of Long Island. 



KINGS COUNTY (CmHnued.) 



Brooklyn. St Paul's, Mission 
St Peter's, - 
St Peter's Chapel, 
St Stephen's, - 

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Grace, 
St Mark's, 
St Paul's, 
St Thomas', 
Brownsville, St Timothy's, 
East New York, Trinity, - 
Flatbush, St Paul's, 
Fort Hamilton, St John's, 
Greenfield, St John's, 



Organized. 
May I, 1848. 

August 5, 1867. 
December 20, 1846. 
January 23, 1849. 

1846. - 
May 19, 1853. - 

1837. 
May 8, 1848. - 



September 11, 1854. 

1836. 
September 29, 1834. 

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1848 

- 1868 

1847 

- 1849 
1849 

- 1853 

1837 
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1836 

1834 
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QUEENS COUNTY. 



Astoria, Redeemer, 

" St George's, 
Cold Spring Harbor, St John's, 
College Point, St Paul's Chapel, 
Flushing, St George's - 

** St George's Mission. 
Glen Cove, St Paul's, 
Hempstead, St George's. 
Jamaica, Grace, - - . 

Litde Neck, Zion, 
Long Island City, St John's, 
Manhasset, Christ, 
Maspeth, St Saviour's, - 
Newtown, St James', 
Oyster Bay, Christ, 
Queens, Mission Chapel. 
Ravenswood, St. Thomas, 
Richmond Hill, Resurrection, - 
Rockaway, Trinity, 

" Trinity Chapel. 



Organized. 

August 27, 1866. 
February 16, 1835. 
Between 1702 and 1705. 

May, 1833. 

1704. - 
June, 1701. 
June 17, 1830. 

1819. 

September 9, 1761. - 



February 6, 1839. 
April 27, 1874. 
Februar}' 14, 1844. 



Admitted. 
1866 

- 1837 
1837 

- 1785 

- 1834 
1786 

- 1785 
1830 

1866 

1833 

- 1847 
1785 

- 1837 

1839 

- 1874 
1848 



Churches of the Diocese of Long Island, 1876. 137 



QUEENS COUNTY (CorUmued). 



Roslyn, Trinity, 
South Oyster Bay, Grace^ 
Syosset Chapel. 
Whitestone, Grace, 
Woodside, St Pkul's, - 



Organized. 
April, 1869. 



September 6, 1858. 
May 7, 1873. 



Admitted. 

- 1869 
1845 

- 1859 
1876 



SUFFOLK COUNTY. 

Organixed. 
Brentwood, Christ 
Brookhaven, Grace Chapel. 
Central Islip, St Mark's Chapel. 
East Hampton, St Luke's Chapel. 
Greenport, Holy Trinity, - July, 1863. 

Huntington, St John's, - - 1745. 

Islip, St John's (originally 1787) ; 1872. 



Islip, St Mark's, 
Noyack Mission. 
Patchogue, St Paul's. 
Port Jefferson. 
Riverhead, Grace Chapel, 
Ronkonkoma, St Mary's, 
Sag Harbor, Christ, - 
Sajrville, St Ann's, 



November 15, 1847.- 



Jnne i, 1867. 

1845- 
April 30, 1874. 
1729, or before. 



Setauket, Caroline, - - - 

Shelter Island, St Mary's Chapel. 

Smithtown, St James', - July, 1853. 

West Islip, Christ, - - August 28, 1869. 

West Hampton. 

Yaphank, St Andrew's Chapel. 

Youngport, St. Mark's Chapel. 



Admitted. 



1874 
1838 
1872 
1850 

1854 



1846 

1875 
1788 

1853 
1875 



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APPENDIX III. 



^UtMt» 0f the §mtH. 



From May i8M, 1875, ^ -^^ i^^» 1876. 

Qergy Canonically resident in the Diocese, - - 95 

Churches and Chapels, ----- 88 

Ordinations : Deacons, 5 ; Priests, 2, - - - 7 

Clergymen Received into the Diocese, - - - 8 

•* Transferred to other Dioceses, - - - 7 

Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders, - - 11 

Lay Readers and Catechists Licensed, - - - 15 

Deaconesses employed in the Diocese, - - - 11 

Pstrishes in L^nion with Convention, . - - 65 

Riptisms : Adults, 199 ; Infants. 1,753 ^ Total, - - i>95^ 

Confirmations, ------ 153 

Communicants: Present Number, - - - - 12,561 

Marriages, ------- 413 

Burials, - - - - - - - 1,256 

Sunday Schools : Officers, 400 ; Catechists, 1,622 : Total, - 2,022 

Sunday School Scholars, ----- 14,883 

Total Membership in 91 Schools, - - 16.905 

Offuings akd Contmbutions : 

For Parochial Purposes, - . - $359, 142 10 

Diocesan Purposes, - - - 39»73^ ** 

General Purposes, - - - 34,095 66 

Total - - - $432>974 00 

The for^^)ing items do not give a complete view of the Diocese since 
iho last Convention, in all respects, as some Parishes have either fiuled 
10 report, or have gi\-en only a few particulars^ 

The Sundav School Statistics arc taken from the Fourth Annual Re- 
|K>rt of the S. S. Convocation. 



3oiiiiiaI if Qf JlinQ QntrnKuL 

1876. 



INDEX. 

I. Officers avd Coxiiittees of the Diocese. - - >^^ 

II. List of the Cleegt, - - - - 7-10 

III. Members of this CoinrENTioK Present. - • ii-ic* 

IV. Proceedings: ------ •T*?^ 

Opening services, - - - - - 1 7* 50 

Organization, • - - - - iS 

Bishop of Long Island : 

Letter to the Convention, - - - - 19*10 

Report of the G>mmittee on the Bishop's Letter. • - 50. 5 1 

Committees . 

On the Certificates of Lay Delegates, - - • |5^ 

On the Bishop's Letter, ----- to 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches, - *i 

On the Diocesan Fund, - - - - - n 

On the Treasurer's Report, - - - - Ji 

On the General Theological Seminary - - -11 

On Canons, - - - - - -n 

On the Church Charity Foundation and other 

Benevolent Institutions, - - • - 11 

On the Salary of the Bishop, - - - - 3^ 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, - - - 5 * 

The Missionary Committee ... 5J 

On the Diocesan Librar}-, ----- 5^ 

On Christian Education, ----- 65 

On suggesting a Plan for the Mission Work of the City, - 65 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, - - 66 

On Sunday Schools, - . • - • 68 



APPENDIX III. 



^MMt» $i tbe $mi^u. 



From May \^th^ 1875, to May i6fA, 1876. 

Clergy Canonically resident in the Diocese, - - 95 

Churches and Chapels, ----- 88 

Ordinations : Deacons, 5 ; Priests, 2, - - - 7 

Clergymen Received into the Diocese, - - - 8 

•' Transferred to other Dioceses, - - - 7 

Postulants and Candidates for Holy Orders, - - 11 

Lay Readers and Catechists Licensed, - - - 15 

Deaconesses employed in the Diocese, - - - 12 

Parishes in Union with Convention, - - - 65 

Baptisms: Adults, 199 ; Infants, 1,753 » Total, - - i>952 

Confirmations, - - - - - - 253 

Communicants: Present Number, . - - - 12,561 

Marriages, - - - - - - - 413 

Burials, ------- 1,256 

Sunday Schools : Officers, 400 ; Catechists, 1,622 ; Total, - 2,022 

Sunday School Scholars, ----- 14,883 

Total Membership in 91 Schools, - - 16.905 

Offerings and Contributions : 

For Parochial Purposes, . - - $359»i42 10 

Diocesan Purposes, . - - 39» 73^ ^4 

General Purposes, - - - 34,095 66 

Total, - - - $432,974 00 

The foregoing items do not give a complete view of the Diocese since 
the last Convention, in all respects, as some Parishes have either failed 
to report, or have given only a few particulars. 

The Sunday School Statistics are taken from the Fourth Annual Re- 
port of the S. S. Convocation. 



Joarnal of l^f JM^ QontiraHon. 

1876. 



INDEX. 



PAGE 

I. Officers and Committees of the Diocise, - - 3-6 

II. List of the Clergy, - - - - -7-10 

III. Members of this Convention Present, - - 11-16 

IV. Proceedings : - - - - - - 17-70 

Opening services, - - - - - 17, 50 

Organization, - - - - - 18 

Bishop of Long Island : 

Letter to the Convention, - - - - 19,30 

Report of the Committee on the Bishop's Letter, - - 50, 5 1 

Committees . 

On the Certificates of Lay Delegates, - - - 18 

On the Bishop's Letter, r - - - - 20 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches, - 21 

On the Diocesan Fund, - - - - -21 

On the Treasurer's Report, - - - - 21 

On the General Theological Seminary - - - 21 
On Canons, - - - - --21 

On the Church Charity Foundation and other 

Benevolent Institutions, - - - - 21 

On the Salary of the Bishop, - - - - 34 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, - - - 51 

The Missionary Committee - - . 52 

On the Diocesan Library, ----- 54 

On Christian Education, - - - - - 65 

On suggesting a Plan for the Mission Work of the City, - 65 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, - - 66 

On Sunday Schools, - - • - - 68 



140 Diocese of Long Island, 

Constitutions and Canons : 

Committee Appointed, - - - - -21 
Resolution on amending the law of Religious 

Corporations referred to this Committee, - - 68 

Diocesan Fund : 

Committee Appointed, - - - - - 21 

Report of Committee and Treasurer, - - . 74-28 

Elections : 

The President, - - - - - -18 

The Secretary, - - - - - -f8 

The Treasurer, - - - - - -18 

The Assistant Secretary, - - - - - 18 

Inspectors of Elections, appointed, - - - 21 

The Standing Committee of the Diocese, - - - 51 

The Missionary Committee, - - - - 52 

The Trustees of the Fund for Aged and Infirm 

Clergymen - - - - - -52 

The Ecclesiastical Court, - - - - 48. 52, 53 

Episcopal Fund : 

Board of Trustees, - - - . . ^ 

Report of the Trustees, - - - - -34,35 

Committee on the Enlargement of the Fund - - 66 

Fund for Aged and Infirm Clergymen : 

Report of the Trustees and of the Treasurer, - - 36-42 

Trustees elected for the ensuing year, - - - 52 

Missionary Committee of the Diocese : 

Report of the Committee, - .... 54-58 

Treasurer's Report, ----- 58-62 

Committee elected for the ensuing year, - - - 52 

New Churches : 

Committee on Incorporation and Admission, appointed - 2 1 

Report of the Committee, - - - - . 35.36 
St. Paul's, Woodside, admitted into union with 

Convention, ---..- ^6 

Reports : 

Of the Committee on Credentials, ... 18-44 

On the Incorporation and Admission of Churches - -35,36 

Of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, - - 22-24 

Of the Missionary Committee, - - - - 54-58 

Of the Treasurer of the Missionary Committee, - - 58-62 

Of the Trustees of the Episcopal Fund, - - - 34,35 

Of the Trustees of the Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund - Z'^'i^ 

Of the Treasurer of the Aged and Infirm Cler^' Fund - 39-4 2 



Index. 141 

Of the Trustees of the Estate of the Diocese, - - 43 

On the General Theological Seminary - - ' - 42,43 

On the Diocesan Fund, ----- 24 

Of the Treasurer of the Convention, ... 25-28 

Of the Committee on the Salary of the Bishop, - - 28, 29 

Of the Treasurer of the Fund for the Bishop's Salary - 30-33 
On the Church Charity Foundation, and other 

Benevolent Institutions, - - . . 44-48 

On Sunday Schools, - - - - 44)66-68 

On Christian Education, ----- 62-64 

On the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund, - - 65,66 

On the Diocesan Library, . - - - 44-53 

Resolutions : 

On the Adoption of the Rules of Order, - - - 19 

On the I-etter of Bishop Littlejohn, - - 20,50,51 

On attending a Missionary Meeting, - - - 20 
On the admission of St. Paul's, Woodside, to the 

Convention - - - • - - 36 
On the Salary of the Bishop, Insurance and Repairs on 

the Episcopal Residence, - - - - - 29 
On suspending previous Resolutions in reference to 

the Enlargement of the Episcopal Fund - 29 
On a Circular to be issued by the Trustees of the 

Episcopal Fund-- - - - - 35 

On a collection for the General Theological Seminary - 43,44 
On the expediency of re-organizing the Mission work 

of the city ------ 65 

Commending Christian Education and Church Schools, - 64,65 
On continuing the Committee on the Enlargement of 

the Episcopal Fund, - - - - 66 

On the Formation of a Diocesan Library, - "53 

On Printing and Distributing the Journal, - - 68 
Of Thanks to the Rector and Vestry of the Church of 

the Holy Trinity, etc., - ... 69 
Of Thanks to the Rev. Dr. Schenck for the Sermon 

before this Convention,' - - . - 69 

Of Thanks to the Officers of the Convention, - - 69 

On Adjournment, ----- 69 

Rules of Order : 

Adopted for this Convention, - - - - 19 

V. Episcopal Visitations and Acts: 

Confirmations, - - - - - -71 

Lay Readers, ------ 71 

Postulants, - - - - - -71 

Candidates for Deacons' and Priests' Orders, - - 72 

For the Order of Deacons, ... - 72 



142 Diocese of Long Island. 

Female Diaconate, . . - . - 7a 

Ordained to the Diaconate, . - - - 72 

Ordained to the Priesthood, . - . - 72 

Resignation of Parishes, - - - - - l^yll 

Clergymen Appointed to Cures, - - - - 73 

Clergymen Received into the Diocese, - - - 73,74 

Letters Dimissory Granted, - - - - 74 

Clergymen Deceased, ----- 74 

Clergymen Deposed, - - - - - 74, 75 

Consent to the Consecration of Bishops - - - 75 

Examining Chaplains, ----- 75 

Sumroar}' of Episcopal Acts, - - - - 75 

VI. Appendix I. — Parochial and Clerical Reports : 

Churches in King's County, - - - 76-103 

Churches in Queens County, - . - 103-120 

Churches in Suffolk County, - - . - 120-124 

Clerical Reports, - - - - - 125, 126 

Summary of the Parochial Reports, - - 127-129 

Summary of Sunday School Statistics, - - 130-134 

VII. Appendix II. — Churches of the Diocese, with the 

Dates of Organization and Admission, i35'I37 

VIII. Appendix III. — Statistics of the Diocese, for the 

Year, 1875-76. - - - - 138 



NOTICE. 



The next Annual Convention will be held in the Church of the Holy 
Trinity, Brooklyn, on the Third Tuesday of May, 1877. 






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